What Is Congenital Scoliosis?

Q:
What is congenital scoliosis?

A:
Congenital scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that is caused by a defect that was present at birth.

Although congenital scoliosis is often discovered during the infant or toddle period, it is sometimes impossible to see any spine problems until a child reaches adolescence.

There are several types of congenital scoliosis:

  • Incomplete formation of vertebrae
  • Failure of separation of vertebrae
  • Combination of bars and hemivertebrae
  • Compensatory curves

Consult a doctor for details to help you manage congenital scoliosis.

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