Scoliosis: Everything One Needs to Know About The Condition

If you are someone who has never heard of the spinal or medical condition called scoliosis, we would like to inform you all that it is a medical condition where the spine curves towards the side instead of running straight in the middle. There might be an angular curve, while for some people it may be a small curve for others it can be a large one and the placement of it can also differ person to person. However, anything that is curved greater than 10 degrees is considered to be under the umbrella of scoliosis. There are some doctors who will use letter S while others us the letter C for the description of spinal curve.

Although for normal people who are not doctors or are not spine experts will not be able to detect the unevenness or the curve of the spine that an expert eye of someone who works at a Spine Center will be able to detect. For this particular article we consulted with experts or spine specialists at various Spine Center and we will now be relaying the various causes that could potentially cause the spinal condition called scoliosis, so without any further ado, let us get right into it.

When we do talk about the causes of scoliosis, the studies have found to be multiple factors responsible for it. However, determining one single cause is very difficult and in more than 80% of the cases it is difficult to figure it out. Hence why those people who have scoliosis without a known cause are known to have a case of idiopathic scoliosis. Although there are some cases in which the cause is very clearly known and they are divided up into two categories i.e. structural and nonstructural.