Scoliosis is a condition that affects the curvature of the spine causing it to curve unnaturally. With this condition, the spine's curve is shaped like an S or C, and the severity may increase over time. In most mild cases, treatment is not required and symptoms are limited. However, more severe cases can cause a variety of medical complications.
In some cases, scoliosis can be caused by cerebral palsy, especially in younger children. Cerebral palsy is a condition that affects the nervous system, namely the brain and the nerves. It mostly occurs after birth. During childhood, the risk of developing the condition increases due to muscular weakness as well as problems affecting balance. In this regard, it is essential to detect this condition as soon as possible to prevent complications from arising. Some of the first signs include clothes that no longer fit or hang unevenly. You can also examine the spine to check for correct curvature.
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