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What is scoliosis?
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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Curved spine
It is a lateral(side to side) curvature of the spine.
Mild cases usually aren't a biggie, but severe cases can cause pain and many other problems. It is best to catch it early to determine if correction is necessary.

In brief: Curved spine
It is a lateral(side to side) curvature of the spine.
Mild cases usually aren't a biggie, but severe cases can cause pain and many other problems. It is best to catch it early to determine if correction is necessary.
Dr. Ryan Stanton
Dr. Ryan Stanton
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
In brief: Many causes
Idiopathic curvature most common, s shaped curve usually to right in thoracic spine and to left in lumbar spine.
Next most common neuromuscular scoliosis most commonly associated with cerebral palsy and c shaped. In third place congenital scoliosis in which born with segmentation and fusion vertebral anomalies.More rare scoliosis with tumors, neurofibromatosis.Dysplasia, trauma, connective tissue, etc.

In brief: Many causes
Idiopathic curvature most common, s shaped curve usually to right in thoracic spine and to left in lumbar spine.
Next most common neuromuscular scoliosis most commonly associated with cerebral palsy and c shaped. In third place congenital scoliosis in which born with segmentation and fusion vertebral anomalies.More rare scoliosis with tumors, neurofibromatosis.Dysplasia, trauma, connective tissue, etc.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: A spine deformity
There are different types of scoliosis.
The typical or idiopathic scoliosis is a 3 dimenstional deformity of unkown etiology that creates a rotation of the spine giving it a curved appearance & other appearances like shoulder & hip height differences, a"hump" on the back & what appears to be different sized breasts and different waist skin creasings & the way the arms clear the body sides

In brief: A spine deformity
There are different types of scoliosis.
The typical or idiopathic scoliosis is a 3 dimenstional deformity of unkown etiology that creates a rotation of the spine giving it a curved appearance & other appearances like shoulder & hip height differences, a"hump" on the back & what appears to be different sized breasts and different waist skin creasings & the way the arms clear the body sides
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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