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What is SCOLIOSIS ? (Part 1)

You may remembering reporting to nurse in middle high school to be evaluated for scoliosis. If you were diagnosed with scoliosis in childhood, you likely.

Scoliosis is a condition in which a person's spine has a sideway curve is usually "S"- or "C"- shaped or in a combination of both over three dimension. It does interfere with heart and lung damage and lead to pain and increasing deformity.


Doctors don't know what causes the most common type of scoliosis - although it appear to involve hereditary factors, because the disorder tends to run in families. It may caused by:

  • Neuromuscular conditions, such as cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy.

  • Birth defects affecting the development of the bones of the spine.

  • Injuries to or infections of spine.

When most people hear of scoliosis they think of younger teenager, but adults can develop scoliosis, too. .Adult scoliosis isn’t a new diagnosis, but it’s still growing in recognition. 

Why does scoliosis develop in adulthood? While scoliosis can sometimes be hereditary, or the result of a past trauma, the primary cause of adult deformity is aging, or natural wear-and-tear, as well as degenerative arthritis that occurs within the joints of the spine. 

Types of Scoliosis

Scoliosis causes symptoms like these:

  • Uneven Shoulders and/or hips.

  • Bump in the lower back.

  • Numbness, weakness, or pain in the legs.

  • Trouble walking.

  • Trouble standing up straight.

  • Tired feeling.

  • Shortness of breath.

  • Loss of height.

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