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What Is Scoliosis

What Causes Scoliosis? Separating Myth From Reality

What Causes Scoliosis? Scoliosis affects approximately 4% of of the population. These scoliosis cases fall into two groups: Nonstructural Scoliosis and Structural Scoliosis. To determine what causes scoliosis, you must first determine what type of scoliosis. Nonstructural vs Functional Cause of Scoliosis This type of scoliosis is caused by a temporary condition and the spine … Read more

Types of Scoliosis

Scoliosis is not a disease. It is a term used to describe any abnormal, lateral (sideways) curvature of the spine. As these curves present in different ways, there are different types of scoliosis. Viewed from the back, a typical spine is straight. If the spine curves, it can show up as a curve to either … Read more

Symptoms of Scoliosis

Scoliosis Symptoms What are the symptoms of scoliosis? Scoliosis symptoms are often first noticed by a friend or family member because the changes in the spine happen gradually. They may notice your posture as suddenly changed or your back looks very different. Scoliosis is an abnormal twisting of the spine, but these curvatures always begin … Read more

Scoliosis Research: Post-Surgical Pain

Very Disturbing Report on Scoliosis Surgery Pain–Recently Published (2013) When severe scoliosis in teenagers progresses to a point at which lung and heart function are compromised, surgery can become a necessary intervention. Spinal fusion surgery is a very complex and invasive elective surgical procedure that can result in excruciating postoperative pain. A 2013 study detailed … Read more

Scoliosis Research: Scoliosis Surgery Outcomes

“Long-term outcome of surgery for AIS creates a more negative end result over the course of a lifetime than the natural history of the condition itself.” A 2013 study, Indication for surgical treatment in patients with adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis – a critical appraisal (Weiss HR, Moramarco M), searched recent and applicable publications in the field of Adolescent … Read more