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Scoliosis is a kind of medical condition that can affect the spines of the body in children and adolescents causing an abnormal curve of the spine, which results in a shape like a ‘C’ or ‘S’.
A victim affected by scoliosis may appear to stand still to one side when standing straight. Parents think that leaning on one side is due to bad posture and not due to scoliosis.
But the condition is due to the spinal misalignment which requires right adjustments which children cannot do by their own. There are many treatments of scoliosis introduced by medical experts which include scoliosis surgery, bracing and some non-invasive treatment.
There are usually three types of scoliosis that affect children which are:
1. Idiopathic Scoliosis
2. Congenital Scoliosis
3. Neuromuscular Scoliosis
- Idiopathic Scoliosis
Around 80% of people are suffering from idiopathic scoliosis, which means that the cause of scoliosis is not known. However, it mostly affects youngsters. Idiopathic scoliosis is sub categorized into three more groups like an adolescent, infant/early age, and juvenile.
Adolescent scoliosis is most common among girls of age between 10 and 18 whereas juvenile scoliosis is the very rare type of scoliosis which mostly occurs between the ages of 3 to 10 years old. Infantile or early onset scoliosis is caused at the time of birth.
- Congenital Scoliosis
Congenital type of idiopathic scoliosis mainly occurs during the development of fetal and causes absence of vertebrae that failed to form during development or partially developed vertebrae and many more conditions.
- Neuromuscular Scoliosis
This type of scoliosis occurs due to neurological conditions such as cerebral, spinal Bifida and muscular issue.
Some of the common symptoms of scoliosis which needs scoliosis treatment include Uneven shoulder, blades of a shoulder, uneven hips and ribs, and waist.
You may also observe one arm longer than another while standing upright, a head may not appear at the center of the body, one side of the back body may appear high than another side which appears to be bending. Navigate to this website to read latest medical news on scoliosis.