Scoliosis is a progressive disease of curvature of the spine. It can affect people of all ages; not only children and adolescents, but also adults. Scoliosis can result not only in an unlevel body, it can cause headaches, shortness of breath, back pain, digestive problems, menstrual-cycle disturbances, leg, hip and knee pain, chronic fatigue and mood swings. The majority of scoliosis cases do not require surgical treatment; they require non-surgical treatment.
Unfortunately, as the National Institute of Health (NIH) reports, in more than 80% of the cases, a specific cause of scoliosis is not found. For this reason, the focus of the Scoliosis Care Foundation is on non-surgical treatment of scoliosis whose cause is of unknown origin: idiopathic scoliosis.
The NIH notes that scientists are hopeful that studying things such as changes in the central nervous system in people with idiopathic scoliosis may reveal a cause of this disorder.
Did You Know
Scoliosis more often tends to progress in girls than in boys, therefore girls more commonly need treatment.
Females have a risk of curve progression 10 times higher than males.
Scoliosis can run in families.
Adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis are at increased risk of osteoporosis compared to the general pediatric population.
There is a significant correlation of osteoporosis with idiopathic scoliosis in adults.
Gall bladder problems are more likely to occur in people with scoliosis.
There is not just one factor responsible for the spinal curvature of idiopathic scoliosis.
There is evidence that poor nutrition may play a role in idiopathic scoliosis.
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