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Scoliosis: What You Need To Know

Scoliosis is an extremely common cause of back pain. Those who are affected by scoliosis are typically diagnosed as children during routine medical examinations, or during school physicals. Scoliosis is a musculoskeletal disorder in which the spine is unnatural lateral curve. Typically those affected by scoliosis visit their back doctor in Houston, Texas on a regular basis.

Scoliosis is another disorder that does not discriminate when it comes to age, sex, or race. Idiopathic scoliosis (cause unknown) is the most common form of scoliosis. There are three different subcategories of idiopathic scoliosis each with it’s own characteristics. Infantile scoliosis affected children under the age of three. Juvenile idiopathic scoliosis affects children ages 3-9. Boys tend to be affected more often than girls and many cases resolve spontaneously. Last, we see adolescent idiopathic scoliosis which is the most common form of scoliosis and affects ages 10-young adulthood. In this age category females are at a higher risk than their male counterparts.

There is also congenital scoliosis which means that the spine formed abnormally while in-utero. Typically these cases require some sort of surgical intervention. There is also neuromuscular scoliosis which is due to a more serious disease such as cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy. Each case of scoliosis can range from mild to severe. Depending on the type or subcategory of scoliosis an orthopedic back doctor will offer different treatment options.

The physicians at Advanced Spine Institute can offer high-quality and professional treatment options for those who are affected by scoliosis. Call or stop by the office to set up an appointment. This disorder no longer has to run your life.

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