What is Scoliosis?
It is the lateral curvature of the spine that occurs most commonly during a person’s growth spurt before puberty. When a normal spine is view from either the front or the back, the spine will appear to be to be straight. However, a patient suffering from scoliosis would have their spine (when viewed from either the front or the back) showing mild to severe abnormal curvature of their spine.
What is the cause of Scoliosis?
• Scoliosis may be present from birth as an abnormality. Which usually occurs due to congenital anomalies of the vertebrae or ribs. This is also known as congenital scoliosis.
• Neuromuscular scoliosis. Arising from abnormal nerves or muscles. A result of abnormal muscles or nerves. Frequently seen in people with cerebral palsy.
• The most common variant is idiopathic scoliosis; it has no definite identifiable cause. However, strong evidence has shown that it is hereditary.
A scoliosis curve will not get straight by itself. Bracing will help it from getting worse.