Of Low Back Pain
Causes of Low Back Pain
Scoliosis is defined as a side-to-side deviation from the normal frontal axis
of the body (Fig. 2a&b).Although traditional, this definition is limited
since the deformity occurs in varying degrees in all three planes: back-front;
side-to-side; top-to-bottom. Scoliosis is a descriptive term and not a diagnosis.
As such, a search is made for the cause. In more than 80% of the cases, a specific
cause is not found and such cases are termed idiopathic, i.e., of undetermined
cause. This is particularly so among the type of scoliosis seen in adolescent
girls. Conditions known to cause spinal deformity are congenital spinal column
abnormalities, neurological disorders, genetic conditions and a multitude of
other causes. Scoliosis does not come from carrying heavy things, athletic
involvement, sleeping/standing postures, or minor lower limb length inequality.
In managing AIS, the judgment of the surgeon and the participation of informed
patients and families are as important in determining treatment outcome as
surgical techniques. Decision-making in the management of AIS remains complex
despite the availability of data on natural history, prognosis of different
curve patterns, brace treatment factors, and surgical innovations. The management
of AIS includes several steps and treatment options:
· screening and early detection of deformity,
· observation of changes in deformity over time with informed judgment
regarding prognosis, orthotic and non-operative interventions,
· surgical planning and operating,
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