June is Scoliosis Awareness Month
In honor of this special month we want to share more about our scoliosis and spine tumor center and some facts about scoliosis with you.
Dr. Isador Lieberman is our scoliosis and spine tumor specialists and on a daily basis he treats patients who are affected by scoliosis. Below are 5 things Dr. Lieberman wants you to know about scoliosis.
In 85% of cases the cause of scoliosis is not known, although we know there is a familial predisposition.
The mother to daughter inheritance rate for scoliosis is 1 in 4 or 25%, father to daughter is 1 in 10 or 10%, mother to son is 1 in 10 or 10% and father to son is less than 1 in 20 or 5%.
- 3% of the people on the planet have a scoliosis curve that measures greater than 10 degrees, although the vast majority do not progress and only require observation.
- Book bags, sports, sitting slouched do not cause scoliosis.
- Scoliosis may be associated with back discomfort, however is not associated with debilitating back pain or neurological issues unless some other problem is also present.
Regardless of the extent of the scoliosis a general exercise program and maintenance of bone health is important.
Nikki Miller, a patient of Dr. Lieberman’s, shares her about her struggle with scoliosis and how she was finally able to find relief.
If you have been diagnosed with scoliosis please feel free to share your story in the comments section.