ScoliosisAs scoliosis is one of our specialities, we have a website completely dedicated to this condition. Please click here to be directed to that site. (South Florida Scoliosis Center). What causes scoliosis? The most common cause of scoliosis is known as idiopathic which by definition means “unknown”. There are some studies that show there is a genetic component to it showing that there is a family lineage. There are also conditions like cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis that do cause the abnormal curvature of the spine, but often the cause of scoliosis in an individual is difficult to determine. The spine in its naturally aligned state from the side does have a curve to it, which allows for mobility, upright walking, and the flow of nerve information to be distributed throughout the body.
Dr Alexander Greaux is one of 16 certified Clear Intensive Scoliosis Care Doctors in the world.In the case of scoliosis, the spine curves out sideways, often during the preteen (adolescent, growth spurts) years as the body is Still Growing. The curvature can be congenital, passed through heredity, neuromuscular, in which the aforementioned condition can affect the normal development of the spine, and idiopathic, in which there is no known direct cause. Adult scoliosis can be disruptive and degenerative, as the spine begins to curve to the side as we age. Scoliosis in adults can be connected to arthritis, disk herniations and stenosis as well. Regardless of how the spine became misaligned, our doctor can prescribe a course of treatment to offer improvement including curve reduction, pain relief, postural benefits, symmetry and overall improvement in quality of life. Most times surgery is avoided when managed properly.