Related Conditions and Treatments
Chiari malformation is an abnormality in the back of the head where the brain and spinal cord meet.
Congenital scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that babies are born with.
Idiopathic scoliosis is one of three different types of scoliosis that causes a lateral curvature of the spine.
Kyphosis in Children
Kyphosis is an abnormal forward curve in the upper spine.
Lordosis is an exaggerated curve of the spine that typically affects the lower back.
Neuromuscular scoliosis is one of three main types of scoliosis that cause an irregular curvature of the spine.
Overuse injuries are sports-related microtraumas that result from repetitively using the same parts of the body.
Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine has an abnormal curve. A spine with scoliosis curves front to back but also curves sideways.
Spine problems develop when normal spinal curves grow too large, or the spine curves in the wrong way, or when the vertebrae are not strong enough to support the spine, or injuries that compromise the structure of the spine.
Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis
Spondylolysis is a stress fracture in the lower back. If left untreated, it can progress to spondylolisthesis, where vertebra, weakened by fracture, slips out of alignment with the rest of the spine.