from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Abnormal lateral curvature of the spine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A condition in which there is abnormal lateral curvature of the spine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A lateral curvature of the spine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Lateral curvature of the spinal column: distinguished from lordosis and kyphosis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an abnormal lateral curve to the vertebral column
But I think this scoliosis will be the death of me.
Nonstructural scoliosis occurs when there is a curve in the spine without rotation that is reversible.
Conservative spine surgeons argue that a spinal fusion is appropriate only for a small number of conditions, such as spinal instability, spinal fracture or a severe curvature of the spine known as scoliosis, and that financial incentives have caused the procedure to become overused.
AIS is defined as scoliosis whose onset occurs after 10 years of age and whose cause is essentially unknown.
Mum suffered from a condition called scoliosis, a crippling disease of the spine which meant that she was encased in a cast and confined to bed for four years as a young woman in her twenties.
Well as I mentioned early on, when I first started this blog, my scoliosis is a functional curve as a result of wearing a book bag on one shoulder for many years in high school and college.
'I was born with a medical condition called scoliosis and have a 60-degree curve in my spine.
For more extensive spinal stenosis, or when a patient also has other conditions, such as scoliosis or spondylolisthesis, surgeons may also need to perform a spinal fusion.
Except the occasional beer 2-4 times month and scoliosis which is a back problem, I have nothing wrong with me.
When the muscular system is lax and weak, on the other hand, deformity such as scoliosis is very readily caused.