Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that is greater than 10° (Cobb angle), this is measured on an x-ray. It can occur at any age, but most often occurs in children and teenagers. The curve usually creates an “S” or “C” shape of the spine. The curve also causes the spinal vertebrae to rotate. In some cases, the scoliosis is stable, while others can increase over time. Mild scoliosis does not usually cause issues, but severe cases can be very problematic.
PREVALENCE + EPIDEMIOLOGY
More than 65% of scoliosis cases are idiopathic (unknown cause) but it is generally believed to be multifactorial with genetics and environment being the main contributors. There are many other causes of scoliosis including:
Symptoms will vary with each individual and may include:
ADOLESCENT VS ADULT
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