Spinal Deformities

Spinal Deformities

Spinal deformities are abnormalities in the curvature, alignment, or formation of the spine which result from certain conditions such as scoliosis (side-to-side curvature), kyphosis (front-to-back curvature), lordosis (back-to-front curvature), and spine bifida (incomplete fusion of the backbone). They may also be the result of injuries as in spondylolisthesis (forward displacement of the vertebrae), or injury that is secondary to a preexisting condition such as spinal compression fractures in people with osteoporosis. Following spinal fusion surgery, such as for treatment of degenerative back conditions, a person is also at a higher risk for developing spinal deformity.

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