Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine, commonly diagnosed during early childhood or the teenage years. Scoliosis may make you feel short of breath and give you back problems. Read more: How Does Scoliosis Make You Feel? Article
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What Is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis causes an abnormal curvature of the spine. When the cause of scoliosis is unknown the disorder is described based on the age when 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.
Can You Correct Scoliosis With Exercise?
Scoliosis may worsen with age in some patients. The curve may increase with or without increasing the pain. Many patients fear that the only treatment for getting relief from the pain will be a spine surgery. However, many patients do not need surgery. With the right workout or exercise regime, you can maintain the curve, help relieve the pain, and halt the progression of your scoliosis.
How Does Scoliosis Affect the Body?
What is scoliosis? Learn the causes and symptoms of scoliosis, how it affects the spine, and how it is treated.
What Is the Main Cause of Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is an abnormality of the spine in which the spine curves abnormally to the side (laterally). In almost 80% of cases, the cause of scoliosis is unknown. This type of scoliosis is known as idiopathic scoliosis and is most common in adolescent girls.
Can Scoliosis Be Treated With Surgery?
Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine. Learn treatments for scoliosis and when surgery may be required.
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