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Can masturbation cause scoliosis?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
No: As far as ii know the cause of idiopathic scoliosis is still unknown.

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A female asked:

What is scoliosis and how is it caused?

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Dr. Clarence Watridge
Neurosurgery 46 years experience
Spine curvature: In younger individuals - teens - the term is juvenile scoliosis. This is a curve in the spine often times with some rotation. Another form of scoliosis is in more mature folks and can result from spine disc degeneration. There are some spinal conditions that cause the curve such as tumors or tethering but are rare.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What can cause me to have scoliosis?

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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 52 years experience
Birth abnormalities: 85% of scoliosis is called idiopathic scoliosis, which mean we do not the cause of it. The remainder is divided between nonstructural vs structural scoliosis. Nonstructural is usually not permant, such as a leg length inequality, muscle spams, kidney problems , appendicitis, etc. Structural refer to deformity as a result of another birth problem, ie, hemivertebra, metabolic disease, marfan, etc.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What causes scoliosis?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Polyfactorial: The specific cause of most cases of scoliosis is unknown, it is much more common in women and often worsens during rapid growth. It is believed that there is a strong genetic component to it as well.

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