DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Postural scoliosis. Back of a 16 year old girl with postural scoliosis, a lateral (sideways) curvature of the spine. This type of scoliosis, which is also known as non-structural, is caused by treatable underlying factors. These may include muscle spasm, differing leg length and osteoarthritis. Treatment is of the underlying cause. For a picture of this patient after 6 weeks of physiotherapy see M350/339.
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