Idiopathic Scoliosis in Edina, MN
The Most Common Type of Scoliosis
Idiopathic scoliosis is by far the most common type, accounting for approximately 80% of all scoliosis cases. “Idiopathic” means, literally, that the condition has “no known cause”. What this means is that there is no known cause for the vast majority of all scoliosis cases.
Idiopathic scoliosis is further defined by the age at which it is first identified. It can affect infants (diagnosed at age 0-3), juveniles (diagnosed at age 3-10), adolescents (diagnosed at age 10-14), or adults (diagnosed from age 14 onward). Aside from the prevalence of idiopathic scoliosis, it also gets a lot of attention because it impacts children and can rapidly progress as the child matures. Idiopathic scoliosis can be mild and impacting single regions of the spine or can be rapidly progressive and affecting multiple regions.
- “Idiopathic” scoliosis means that it has no other known cause.
- Idiopathic scoliosis accounts for approximately 80% of all scoliosis cases.
- This condition can affect children and even infants.
- Because children are growing rapidly this type of scoliosis can progress very quickly and is, therefore, a cause for concern.
Idiopathic scoliosis is the most common, and also of greatest concern. The good news is that a combination of exercise, chiropractic care and bracing can often improve curves and spinal deformities. At ScoliTech we specialize in providing conservative solutions to idiopathic scoliosis.