Scoliosis is defined as a sideways curve in one or more segments of the spine. It occurs because of a muscle skeletal disorder that cause an abnormal curve of the spine or backbone. There are three different types of scoliosis. The first is known as idiopathic scoliosis, which is the most common form and effects 65% of individuals. The second type of scoliosis is known as congenital scoliosis which effects. The final type of scoliosis is known as neuromuscular scoliosis.
A wide range of treatment is available for back pain, depending on what is causing the pain and how long it lasts. Most people find that their back pain improves within a few weeks. The goal of physical therapy is to decrease back pain, increase function and teach the patient a maintenance program to prevent future back problems.