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about scoliosis

By Anonymous December 8, 2011 - 9:24pm
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hi im Ailyn, just wanna ask if what is the effect of scoliosis when u are 30 to 40 years old?

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thanks for your question. 

There are three general causes of scoliosis:

  • Congenital (present at birth) scoliosis is due to a problem with the formation of the spine bones (vertebrae) or fused ribs during development in the womb or early in life.

  • Neuromuscular scoliosis is caused by problems such as poor muscle control or muscle weakness, or paralysis due to diseases such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, and polio.

  • Idiopathic scoliosis is scoliosis of unknown cause. Idiopathic scoliosis in adolescents is the most common type.

Here's a link on Scoliosis that might be helpful.




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