Classification of Scoliosis
Scoliosis can be of three many types:
• Functional Scoliosis: Here, the spine appears to be normal by itself but an abnormal curve can develop due to some other problem in the body. Appendicitis, muscle spasm and a shorter leg compared to the other can be reasons for this condition.
• Neuromuscular Scoliosis: This occurs when there is a problem with the spinal bones. The bones may fail to completely form, or they may not be separated from each other. People with other disorders such as muscular dystrophy, birth defects, Marfan’s Disease or cerebral palsy can develop scoliosis of this kind. This is a serious condition that requires aggressive treatment.
• Degenerative Scoliosis: This a kind of scoliosis that is common among older adults and is caused by spine changes due to conditions such as arthritis, wear and tear of spinal ligaments and soft tissues together with abnormal bone spurs.