Scoliosis: A Quick Overview

Scoliosis refers to the abnormal curvature or curve of the spine. If this condition is not treated, it can lead to spinal deformities and chronic back pain. Because of its potential to cause lung expansion and blood circulation problems, spinal deformities can severely affect the functioning of the heart and lungs.

Scoliosis cannot be curable, but it can be treated. Most cases are mild and can be treated. It is not known what causes scoliosis, which is why it is called idiopathic. 

The abnormal curvature or curve of the spine may have developed in childhood, particularly during periods of rapid growth, such as during puberty. You can reduce your chances of developing scoliosis by doing spinal curvature practice with the help of an expert chiropractor.

Scoliosis is more common in girls than in boys. Although it's most common in childhood, it can also occur in adulthood. Scoliosis that is discovered in adulthood can be due to degeneration of the spine as a result of aging or because it was not diagnosed during childhood.

Sometimes, scoliosis can be secondary to birth defects that affect the development of the spine. Congenital scoliosis refers to scoliosis that is due to birth defects.

Congenital scoliosis is not the only type. There is another type, which can be caused by medical conditions such as spinal bifurcation, muscular dystrophy, and cerebral palsy. This is neuromuscular scoliosis.

Scoliosis can be caused by genetic tendencies. However, researchers continue to search for the exact genes responsible.

As we have already mentioned, women are more likely to develop scoliosis than men. Also, the spine curves in women who have scoliosis are more advanced than those of men.

Scoliosis can be corrected by exercise. To correct scoliosis, you can use a Swiss ball to exercise. It is important to discuss it with your doctor before you use it.