Dextroscoliosis

Also known as: scoliosis

What is dextroscoliosis?

The cause of dextroscoliosis is often unknown. Factors such as the abnormal development of muscles, ligaments or bones while a baby is developing in the womb may play a role in dextroscoliosis occurring. It can also be related to other conditions such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy an injury to the spinal cord and more.

What causes dextroscoliosis?

The cause of dextroscoliosis is often unknown. Factors such as the abnormal development of muscles, ligaments or bones while a baby is developing in the womb may play a role in dextroscoliosis occurring. It can also be related to other conditions such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy an injury to the spinal cord and more.

What are the symptoms of dextroscoliosis?

Uneven shoulders or waistline, shoulder blade or rib prominence on one side, head or body tilt, difficulty breathing and pain are all potential symptoms of dextroscoliosis.

How can dextroscoliosis affect children?

Depending on its severity, dextroscoliosis can have a significant impact on a child’s growth and development. They may have pain, mobility issues and miss developmental milestones as a result of the disorder.

What are dextroscoliosis treatments?

For mild cases of dextroscoliosis, bracing and the use of prescription medications may be sufficient to manage the symptoms. However, many cases of dextroscoliosis will require corrective surgery to straighten the spine and help the patient with the condition.


Reviewed by: Thomas Errico, MD

This page was last updated on: 11/27/2019 11:40:46 AM

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