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Scoliosis is a medical condition characterized by an abnormal curvature of the spine. It can manifest at any age, but it commonly develops during adolescence. Various types of scoliosis exist, each having its own distinct characteristics and symptoms.

Idiopathic Scoliosis

This is the most prevalent form of scoliosis, and its cause is unknown. It typically occurs during adolescence, affecting girls more frequently than boys. Symptoms may include uneven shoulders, a visible spinal curve, and difficulty breathing.

Congenital Scoliosis

This type of scoliosis arises from a spinal abnormality present from birth. It can range from mild to severe and may necessitate surgical intervention. Symptoms may include a visible spinal curve, uneven hips, and difficulty breathing.

Neuromuscular Scoliosis

This type of scoliosis is associated with underlying neuromuscular conditions such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and spina bifida. It usually develops in childhood and can progress rapidly. Symptoms may include a visible spinal curve, difficulty sitting and standing, and limited range of motion.

Degenerative Scoliosis

This type of scoliosis is found in older adults as a result of natural spinal degeneration. It may cause pain and discomfort, but its progression is typically slow. Symptoms may include a visible spinal curve, decreased range of motion, and pain.

Symptoms of scoliosis can vary depending on the degree of curvature. Mild cases may not exhibit noticeable symptoms, while severe cases can lead to chronic pain, reduced lung function, and other complications. Treatment options for scoliosis include physical therapy, bracing, and surgery. Early detection and intervention are crucial in preventing scoliosis progression and enhancing overall quality of life.

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