All Types Of Scoliosis

There are several types of scoliosis. Each is named and defined according to age, causes of scoliosis and spinal curvature. There are two basic types of scoliosis, structural and nonstructural.

Structural scoliosis is caused by neuromuscular disease, certain infections, birth defects, injuries, connective tissue disorders, metabolic diseases, rheumatic diseases, tumors, and other unknown factors. You can check about scoliosis treatment here

Non-structural and functional scoliosis is caused by underlying conditions such as differences in leg length, muscle spasms, or inflammatory conditions including appendicitis.

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Other types of scoliosis are congenital, neuromuscular, and degenerative. Congenital scoliosis is a rare type of scoliosis caused by abnormally shaped bones that appear at birth. This happens throughout fetal development. Absence of vertebrae, partial vertebrae formed, vertebral failure formed normally and lack of vertebral separation is considered the reason behind this condition.

Neuromuscular scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine that occurs due to muscle weakness or neuromuscular diseases such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, paralysis, spinal cord tumors, neurofibromatosis, and muscular dystrophy. Degenerative scoliosis occurs in adults due to weakening of the spine as we age.

Scoliosis is also categorized based on spinal curvature. So Thoracic curve scoliosis, Lumbar curve scoliosis, and Thoracolumbar curve scoliosis were discovered.