What is idiopathic scoliosis?

Also known as: adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, scoliosis

When the spine begins to curve sideways rather than being straight, this medical condition is known as scoliosis. Of the many different types of scoliosis, idiopathic scoliosis is the most common. Idiopathic simply means that the cause is not known.


Reviewed by: Stephen Graham George Jr., MD

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