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Information Related To Congenital Scoliosis

Congenital Scoliosis is a disease caused by a birth defect of the spine. This disease, characterized by a lateral curvature of the spine, inhibiting the longitudinal growth. Although Congenital Scoliosis is a rare disease, it can be rectified only through surgery.

Problems in the formation of somites or spinal cord tissue segment leads to abnormal vertebral development, which in turn leads to Congenital Scoliosis. Research indicates that the disease is not the result of heredity, and even in the case of twins it is highly unlikely that both will have the disease. If you are looking for scoliosis treatment  then check

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However, studies suggest that environmental factors, including smoking and cocaine abuse by pregnant women can cause congenital scoliosis in their children. Girls are more prone to develop this disease than boys.

The disease is generally not detected at birth but an X-ray taken for other diseases. Moreover, very few children are born twisted. Therefore, congenital scoliosis is detected at a much later age. Although this disease does not cause pain, only in very few cases did the disease could be solved by itself or does not deteriorate. Braces do not work, and the majority of patients with congenital scoliosis require surgical treatment. 

In most cases, early detection and surgery can solve problems, and improve child growth. However, some cases require a second operation. Parents should watch out for warning signs in the form of a small hump in the ribs or back, the hair along the spine or foot problems. A doctor should be consulted immediately if any of these signs are noticed.