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Is Scoliosis related to Multiple Sclerosis?

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Dr. Robert Jacoby
Neurology
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In brief: No

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease where your immune system attacks nerves and nerve wires in your brain and spinal cord causing many different symptoms.
Scoliosis usually refers to excessive curvature of the bony part of the spine and not the spinal cord. Scoliosis can present with pain

In brief: No

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease where your immune system attacks nerves and nerve wires in your brain and spinal cord causing many different symptoms.
Scoliosis usually refers to excessive curvature of the bony part of the spine and not the spinal cord. Scoliosis can present with pain
Dr. Robert Jacoby
Dr. Robert Jacoby
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In brief: No

Scoliosis can be associated with several hereditary neurological conditions, but MS is NOT a hereditary disorder, and typically does not cause scoliosis, unless significant focal neuromuscular damage has occurred on a chronic basis without remission.
But this is a consequence of treatment failure. Otherwise, scoliosis would not be an issue in MS.

In brief: No

Scoliosis can be associated with several hereditary neurological conditions, but MS is NOT a hereditary disorder, and typically does not cause scoliosis, unless significant focal neuromuscular damage has occurred on a chronic basis without remission.
But this is a consequence of treatment failure. Otherwise, scoliosis would not be an issue in MS.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: No

no it is not at least to the best of my knowledge

In brief: No

no it is not at least to the best of my knowledge
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: No

but MS will likely add to your back problem during an exacerbation.

In brief: No

but MS will likely add to your back problem during an exacerbation.
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu
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Dr. Bashar Brijawi
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine

In brief: No

Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. It damages the myelin sheath, symptoms are usually Visual disturbances Muscle weakness Trouble with coordination and balance Sensations such as numbness

In brief: No

Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. It damages the myelin sheath, symptoms are usually Visual disturbances Muscle weakness Trouble with coordination and balance Sensations such as numbness
Dr. Bashar Brijawi
Dr. Bashar Brijawi
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Dr. David Satloff
Pain Management

In brief: No

Scoliosis is typically genetic or the result of OA.
Many believe that MS is stage 2 presentation of Lyme Disease.

In brief: No

Scoliosis is typically genetic or the result of OA.
Many believe that MS is stage 2 presentation of Lyme Disease.
Dr. David Satloff
Dr. David Satloff
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