Scoliosis Index

Featured: Scoliosis Main Article

Scoliosis causes an abnormal curvature of the spine. When the cause of scoliosis is unknown the disorder is described based on the age when the scoliosis develops (infantile, juvenile, or adolescent idiopathic scoliosis). In functional scoliosis, curvature develops due to a problem somewhere else in the body. With neuromuscular scoliosis, there is a problem when the bones of the spine are formed. Treatment typically involves observation, bracing, and surgery and is dependent upon the severity of the curvature.

    Related Diseases & Conditions

    • Lower Back Pain There are many causes of back pain. Pain in the low back can relate to the bony lumbar spine, discs between the vertebrae,...learn more »
    • Hypermobility Syndrome The joint hypermobility syndrome is a condition in which the joints easily move beyond the normal range expected for a particular...learn more »
      In This Article
      Hypermobility Syndrome Article
      • Hypermobility syndrome facts
      • What is the joint hypermobility syndrome?
      • What causes joint hypermobility syndrome?
      • What diseases are risk factors for joint hypermobility syndrome?
      • What are joint hypermobility symptoms and signs?
      • How is joint hypermobility syndrome diagnosed?
      • How is hypermobility syndrome treated?
      • Is it possible to prevent joint hypermobility syndrome?
      • What is the prognosis for those affected by joint hypermobility syndrome?
    • Marfan Syndrome Marfan syndrome is hereditary condition affecting connective tissue. A person with Marfan syndrome may exhibit the following...learn more »
      In This Article
      Marfan Syndrome Article
      • Marfan syndrome facts*
      • What is Marfan syndrome?
      • What are the symptoms of Marfan syndrome?
      • What causes Marfan syndrome?
      • How is Marfan syndrome diagnosed?
      • What types of doctors treat Marfan syndrome?
      • What treatment options are available for Marfan syndrome?
      • What are some of the emotional and psychological effects of Marfan syndrome?
      • What research is being conducted on Marfan syndrome?
      • Where can people find additional information about Marfan syndrome?
    • Pycnodysostosis Pycnodysostosis (pyknodysostosis) is an inherited disease of the bone. Characteristics of individuals with pycnodysostosis are...learn more »
      In This Article
      Pycnodysostosis Article
      • Pycnodysostosis facts
      • What is pycnodysostosis?
      • What is basis for the name of this disease?
      • What are the characteristics of pycnodysostosis?
      • How is pycnodysostosis inherited?
      • What are the risks of pycnodysostosis?
      • What is the molecular story with pycnodysostosis?
      • Could there be a connection between pycnodysostosis and osteoporosis?
      • What is the treatment for pycnodysostosis?
    • Turner Syndrome Turner syndrome is an inherited chromosomal condition affecting women. Women with Turner syndrome do not have ovarian function,...learn more »
      In This Article
      Turner Syndrome Article
      • Turner syndrome facts
      • What is Turner syndrome?
      • What are the symptoms for Turner syndrome?
      • How is Turner syndrome diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for Turner syndrome?
      • Is Turner syndrome inherited?
    • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Ehlers-Danlos syndromes are genetic disorders that include symptoms such as loose joints, tissue weakness, easy bruising, and...learn more »
      In This Article
      Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Article
      • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome facts
      • What is Ehlers-Danlos syndrome?
      • What are the types of Ehlers-Danlos syndromes?
      • What are the symptoms of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome?
      • How are Ehlers-Danlos syndromes diagnosed?
      • How are Ehlers-Danlos syndromes treated?

Related FAQs, Doctor's & Expert's Views

Health & Living

Procedures & Tests

Health News

View All 10 Scoliosis Health News »

Tools & References

View All 6 Scoliosis References »

Terms related to Scoliosis:

  • Curved Spine
  • Spine Curvature