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Scoliosis

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a medical condition in which a person's spinal axis has a three-dimensional deviation. Although it is a complex three-dimensional deformity, on an X-ray, viewed from the rear, the spine of an individual with scoliosis can resemble an "S" or a "?", rather than a straight line. Scoliosis is typically classified as either congenital, idiopathic, or secondary to a primary condition. Secondary scoliosis can be the result of a neuromuscular condition or syndromes such as Chiari malformation. Recent longitudinal studies reveal that the most common form of the condition, late-onset idiopathic scoliosis, is physiologically harmless and self-limiting even without ... more on Wikipedia

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