Scoliosis may not be a life-threatening condition, but it is seriously debilitating, enough in some cases to make people suffer from dangerous mood swings.
What is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is an abnormal back condition in which the spine suffers from an additional curve. Girls are twice as much likely than boys to suffer from scoliosis. This condition is also hereditary and occurs more commonly with those age 10 years old and above.
Types of Scoliosis
Doctors still haven’t determined all possible causes of scoliosis. They did, however, have taken to classifying the various types of scoliosis as it has proven to be of great help in choosing the ideal treatment for this condition.
The cause is still undetermined for this type of scoliosis. Infantile idiopathic scoliosis affect those below three years of age while adolescent idiopathic scoliosis affect those over 10 years old. Juvenile idiopathic scoliosis, on the other hand, affect those between 3 to 10 years old.
This condition is a result of another physical deformity such as back muscle spasms or simply having a shorter leg. With functional scoliosis, the spine is originally normal but an additional curve develops due to the deformity.
In this type of scoliosis, the problem lies in the bones of your spine. It is one of the more sever kinds of scoliosis and the additional curve may or may not be inborn.
This affects adults and additional curves that cause a person to suffer from scoliosis is a result of another medical condition like arthritis.