BACK ON TRACK What is scoliosis, what are the symptoms and what treatment does Britain’s Got Talent dancer Julia Carlile need on her spine?
What causes scoliosis?
In around 80 per cent of cases, doctors can’t identify the cause of scoliosis.
Despite this, there are some triggers of the condition…
- Congential scoliosis: When the spinal bones don’t form properly in the womb
- Neuromuscular scoliosis: It may be an after-effect of a muscle or nerve condition, such as cerebral palsy
- Degenerative scoliosis: Where the spine is damaged because of general wear and tear that comes with age