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Does a back muscle imbalance cause scoliosis?
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Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Sometimes
There are many reasons for scoliosis.
It is unknown whether muscle imbalance is part of the reason for scoliosis with most adolescents. Muscle imbalance can however cause scoliosis in cases involving cerebral palsy, myelomeningocele, tumors, etc. Scoliois can also be due to arthritis and idiopathic (meaning we are unsure of the exact cause).

In brief: Sometimes
There are many reasons for scoliosis.
It is unknown whether muscle imbalance is part of the reason for scoliosis with most adolescents. Muscle imbalance can however cause scoliosis in cases involving cerebral palsy, myelomeningocele, tumors, etc. Scoliois can also be due to arthritis and idiopathic (meaning we are unsure of the exact cause).
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Dr. Chintan Sampat
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: It can
It can in turns of a neuromuscular scoliosis like cerebral palsy or due to a spinal cord injury or some dystrophies

In brief: It can
It can in turns of a neuromuscular scoliosis like cerebral palsy or due to a spinal cord injury or some dystrophies
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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