Neuromuscular Scoliosis Conditions in Edina, MN
A rare and serious form of Scoliosis.
Another category of scoliosis, accounting for between 5% and 7% of all cases, is what is known as “neuromuscular” scoliosis.
There is a wide range of conditions which affect the way your nervous system is capable of communicating with your muscles. In such cases, severe muscle imbalance can result in scoliosis. Some conditions that represent this category are cerebral palsy, spinal muscle atrophy, spinal cord injury, and muscular dystrophy. All of these conditions are severe and have various other complications associated with them. Scoliosis is just one byproduct.
- Any condition which alters the communication from the brain to the muscles can cause scoliosis
- Neuromuscular scoliosis is the result of this disruption of communication.
- Spinal cord injury, muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy are prominent examples of conditions that can cause neuromuscular scoliosis.
While the conditions that cause neuromuscular scoliosis can be quite severe and accompanied by many other complicating factors, there is still much that can be done to manage associated scoliosis and prevent progression.