Approximately 90 percent of scoliosis cases are idiopathic, making it the most common type. Idiopathic means that doctors can’t pinpoint the cause of the spinal curvature.
Idiopathic Scoliosis is classified by the age at which it occurs.
This type of scoliosis is thought to be genetic involving multiple genes and a concept called variable penetrance. This means that in each generation there is variability in how strongly the genes are expressed, or how severe the curve is.
“Adolescent Idiopathis Scoliosis is the most common form of scoliosis that we see in teenagers. The most common symptoms we see are curvature of the spine, unevenness of the shoulders and unevenness of the hips. The treatment is based on the size of the curve. Research tells us that if your curve is 50 degrees or more, it will continue to progress throughout your lifetime. After surgery people can return to most physical activities 6 months after surgery.” Dr. Avramis
If you or your loved one is suffering from scoliosis, there is hope. We can help. Call Southwest Scoliosis Institute at 214-556-0565 to make an appointment.