Asked in Back Neck and SpineScoliosis
Back Neck and Spine
When does scoliosis start?
Asked in Medical Terminology, Skeletal System
What is the medical term meaning abnormal curvature of the spine?
Asked in Back Neck and Spine, Scoliosis
What are the types of scoliosis?
There are various forms of Scoliosis, which are classified based on their causes. The main categories are: Congenital Scoliosis - Birth defects are the cause of scoliosis Neuromuscular Scoliosis - A neuromuscular condition, such as muscle dystrophy, is the cause Idiopathic Scoliosis - The cause of scoliosis is unknown
Asked in Back Neck and Spine, Scoliosis, Chiropractic
Are all levels of scoliosis considered chronic or just the really major ones?
Scoliosis is not considered chronic or acute based on severity of the curve. Chronic implies long term, so if you have scoliosis that is untreated then it is chronic. If you have a functional scoliosis that is improved through conservative treatment, or severe structural scoliosis that is improved through surgery, then it is no longer chronic. Of course, the more severe the scoliosis at the start, the less likely it is to be "fixed" and thus the more likely it is to become chronic.