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Scoliosis

Scoliosis: Introduction

Scoliosis: A condition which is characterized by lateral curvature of the spine. See detailed information below for a list of 480 causes of Scoliosis, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Scoliosis:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Scoliosis. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Scoliosis

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Causes of Types of Scoliosis:

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Scoliosis: Symptom Checker

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Scoliosis Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Scoliosis may include:

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Stories from Users for Scoliosis

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Scoliosis: Animations

Scoliosis: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Scoliosis may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Scoliosis

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Scoliosis: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Scoliosis

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Scoliosis: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Scoliosis

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Scoliosis: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Scoliosis listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Scoliosis as a symptom include:

Article Excerpts about Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a musculoskeletal disorder in which there is a sideways curvature of the spine, or backbone. The bones that make up the spine are called vertebrae. Some people who have scoliosis require treatment. Other people, who have milder curves, may only need to visit their doctor for periodic observation. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers about Scoliosis in Children and Adolescents: NIAMS)

Scoliosis is a musculoskeletal disorder in which there is a sideways... (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers about Scoliosis in Children and Adolescents: NIAMS)

Definitions of Scoliosis:

An appreciable lateral deviation in the normally straight vertical line of the spine. (Dorland, 27th ed)
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An abnormal lateral curve to the vertebral column
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Appreciable lateral deviation in the normally straight vertical line of the spine.
- (Source - CRISP)

Detailed list of causes of Scoliosis

The list below shows some of the causes of Scoliosis mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Scoliosis?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Scoliosis. Of the 480 causes of Scoliosis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 6 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 12 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 463 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Scoliosis:

The following list of conditions have 'Scoliosis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Scoliosis:

The following list of medical conditions have Scoliosis or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Scoliosis Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Scoliosis based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Scoliosis:

    Medical Conditions associated with Scoliosis:

    Spine symptoms (821 causes), Back symptoms (1093 causes), Vertebra symptoms (622 causes), Bone symptoms (2907 causes), Skeletal symptoms (4109 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Swelling symptoms (3730 causes)

    Symptoms related to Scoliosis:

    Spinal symptoms (821 causes), Posture symptoms (96 causes), Spinal curvature, Cerebral palsy, Muscular dystrophy, Myotonic myopathy, Spinal muscular atrophy, Congenital scoliosis, Spinal tumor, Spinal infection (5 causes), Neurofibromatosis, Metabolic bone disorders, Marfan syndrome, Tuberculosis of the spine

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