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Neuromuscular scoliosis is a type of scoliosis that causes curvature of the spine and is mainly caused by neurological or muscle-related pathologies.This type of scoliosis develops as a result of muscle weakness and imbalances due to problems in the spinal cord, muscles, nerves or neuromuscular components.Here is more information about neuromuscular scoliosis:- Definition Neuromuscular scoliosis refers to curvatures of the spine caused by muscle weakness and imbalances.The main problem with this type of scoliosis is the lack of trunk balance due to muscle weakness.- Symptoms Symptoms of neuromuscular scoliosis may include difficulty in sitting, uneven shoulders, pronounced back hump, pain, fatigue and a noticeable curvature of the spine.In addition, patients may have joint contractures.

– Causes Neuromuscular scoliosis is the result of neurological or muscular pathologies. These pathologies include conditions such as cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy.

– Natural Course The course of neuromuscular scoliosis depends mainly on the type and severity of the underlying cause. This type of scoliosis can often cause more serious health problems and affect life expectancy.

– Treatment Treatment of neuromuscular scoliosis involves management of the underlying cause, controlling the curvature of the spine and improving the patient’s function. Treatment requires a multidisciplinary approach and may require surgical intervention.Physical therapy and rehabilitation, muscle strengthening exercises and supportive devices may also be included in the treatment plan.

Neuromuscular scoliosis requires a treatment approach mainly aimed at managing the underlying cause and improving the patient’s quality of life. Treatment of this type of scoliosis usually requires the involvement of a specialised healthcare team and is tailored to the individual needs of the patient.

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