Other Conditions With Symptoms Similar to Scoliosis
Scoliosis can be accompanied by
kyphosis, a rounding
of the upper spine that causes the person to have a
hunched back. This condition can be painful. The cause is usually unknown, but
the condition may be present at birth or may be the result of injury, infection (such
as tuberculosis) or disease (such as Scheuermann's disease or osteoporosis), paralysis, or
Swayback (abnormal lordosis in the low back) may also accompany scoliosis.
Abnormal lordosis is an excessive
curve in the neck or lower back.
Nearly 8 out of every 10 people will have low back pain at some point in life. Back pain is one of the top reasons people seek medical treatment. It is also the No. 1 reported reason for seeking acupuncture. The good news is chronic low back pain is one of the conditions that research suggests acupuncture may be an effective tool for treating.
One recent review of 22 acupuncture studies showed that it provided short-term relief from chronic back pain. It also showed there was greater improvement...