Overview of Scoliosis

Jessica Hixon, Physician Assistant with Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, explains scoliosis is a twist in the spine, where the curve is on the back view. For noticing if there is scoliosis, she suggests seeing if there is a difference in the shoulder height, in the waste or the hips, and you might see a bump on the back. Nervous system problems, idiopathic, inherited conditions differences in leg lengths, and tumors are some of the causes of scoliosis. Hixon points out idiopathic means scoliosis happens spontaneously with no real known cause, and this is actually the most common type of scoliosis.

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