Twisted Spine, Straight Talk: Your Comprehensive Guide to Scoliosis

What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a condition where the spine curves abnormally to the left or right side, resulting in an S-shaped or C-shaped curve. This curvature can occur in anyone, but it is most commonly diagnosed during adolescence. Scoliosis can range from mild to severe and can cause discomfort, pain, and in some cases, breathing difficulties. In this blog post, we will provide you with information about scoliosis, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.


Causes of Scoliosis

The exact cause of scoliosis is unknown. However, doctors believe that genetics may play a role in its development. If one or both parents have scoliosis, their children are more likely to develop the condition. In some cases, scoliosis can also be caused by underlying medical conditions such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, or spinal muscular atrophy. 


Symptoms of Scoliosis

In some cases, scoliosis may not cause any symptoms. However, as the curve in the spine worsens, it can cause the following symptoms:

If you or your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, contact Dr. Remi Ajiboye at Minimally Invasive Spine & Orthopedics. 


Diagnosis of Scoliosis

To diagnose scoliosis, a doctor will perform a physical examination of the spine, looking for any signs of curvature. They may also order an X-ray, MRI, or CT scan to confirm the diagnosis and determine the severity of the curvature.


Treatment Options for Scoliosis

The treatment for scoliosis will depend on the severity of the condition. Mild cases may not require treatment, while severe cases may require surgery. Here are some common treatment options:


Living with Scoliosis

If you or your child has been diagnosed with scoliosis, there are things you can do to help manage the condition:



Scoliosis is a medical condition that causes the spine to curve sideways. It can be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, and it affects both children and adults. If you or your child has been diagnosed with scoliosis, there are many treatment options available, including bracing, surgery, and physical therapy. With proper management and treatment, most people with scoliosis can lead normal, healthy lives. If you have any questions or concerns about scoliosis, be sure to speak with Dr. Remi Ajiboye at Minimally Invasive Spine & Orthopedics. 

Remi Ajiboye MD Remi Ajiboye MD Remi M. Ajiboye M.D. is a spine specialist who is trained in non-surgical and surgical management of spine conditions. He has advanced training in minimally-invasive spine surgery and complex spinal reconstruction.

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