What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a medical condition in which a person’s spine is curved from side to side.

The curve is usually “S”- or “C”-shaped. In some cases, the curve can be severe enough to cause pain, difficulty breathing, and other health problems. Scoliosis can occur in people of any age, but it is most commonly diagnosed in children and adolescents.

There are two main types of scoliosis: congenital scoliosis and idiopathic scoliosis. Congenital scoliosis is caused by abnormalities in the bones of the spine that are present at birth. Idiopathic scoliosis, on the other hand, has no known cause. It accounts for about 80% of all cases of scoliosis.

How is Scoliosis Diagnosed?

Scoliosis is typically diagnosed by physical examination and X-ray. The severity of the condition is determined by measuring the degree of curvature of the spine. Treatment for scoliosis usually involves wearing a back brace or undergoing surgery to correct the curve. In some cases, physiotherapy may also be recommended.

Famous people who have had scoliosis

singer-songwriter Lorde,

supermodel Kate Moss,

actress Drew Barrymore

King Richard the Second


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