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What is scoliosis?

Scoliosis is defined as an abnormal curvature of the spine—lateral (sideways) and sometimes including rotation. 

There are 3 forms of scoliosis: 

  •  Congenital
  •  Neuromuscular
  •  Idiopathic. 

Idiopathic Scoliosis is overwhelmingly the most common form and the type with which most people are familiar. 

When one has a scoliosis check in school, they are looking for idiopathic, the other types would have been diagnosed much earlier. Idiopathic simply means that there is no known cause for the condition. 

Fortunately, even though there may be no known cause, there are multiple treatment options for this often painful condition. Treatment options may include acupuncture, physical therapy, spinal cord stimulation, and radiofrequency ablation.