Scoliosis refers to the condition in which there is an unnatural lateral curvature of the spine — as opposed to the natural straight vertical line.

Scoliosis can be categorized in four primary types:

  1. Congenital scoliosis. This type of scoliosis is caused by one or more abnormalities in the bone which already exists at birth.
  2. Neuromuscular scoliosis. This type of scoliosis involves abnormality in the muscles or nerves and is common among patients of cerebral palsy, spina bifida, or conditions accompanied by or associate with paralysis.
  3. Degenerative scoliosis. This type of scoliosis normally results from traumatic injury or collapse of the bone, serious back surgery, and/or osteoporosis.
  4. Idiopathic scoliosis. This type of scoliosis is the most common with strangely has no specific identifiable cause. Strong evidences say that this type is inherited.


People suffering from scoliosis can be identified with some or all of the following signs:

  • Uneven shoulders where one is higher than the other
  • Prominent shoulder blade or or one shoulder leans more to one side
  • Uneven rib cage where one side appears to be higher than the other
  • Uneven hips where one appears to be higher or more prominent than the other
  • Uneven waist
  • Body tilting to one side
  • Uneven legs where one may appear shorter than the other

A popular test for identifying whether a person has scoliosis is known as the Adam’s Forward Bend Test. In the test, the individual is asked to bend from the waist as if touching his toes and will be checked If one or more of the above signs are visible.


According to studies from the Scoliosis Research Society, 80% of scoliosis cases have no identifiable cause. However, the condition can be diagnosed as early as the first seven years of a person’s.

For the other 20%, causes can be identified with birth defects, genetic conditions, or neurological abnormalities, such as:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal injury, infection, or trauma


Scoliosis can become painful and inconvenient if not treated immediately. These products can help alleviate the pain you’re experiencing.

ComfyMed Breathable Mesh Back Brace
Spine-Worx Back Realignment Device
Happybody Lower Back Brace and Lumbar Support


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Spinal Cord Injury