Scoliosis – abnormal curvature of the spine
A straight spine is essential for good health.
It ensures that all the organs of the body are in their rightful places and that nerve signals are transmitted smoothly from the brain via the spinal cord to the rest of the body.
Scoliosis, or abnormal curvature of the spine, is a serious condition that, if left untreated, can lead to severe deformity.
Besides physical deformity, it can lead to malfunctioning of organs that get misplaced and misaligned, causing problems of the respiratory, digestive, endocrine and other body systems.
In rare, severe cases, scoliosis can lead to premature death.
Scoliosis may be caused by a number of factors, including:
• regular and prolonged improper use of the body, such as carrying heavy loads on one side of the body;
• flat feet, uneven leg lengths and other conditions that cause a person to walk in an unbalanced manner;
• uneven stress or muscle tension, whereby the muscles on some parts of the body are perpetually more tense / tighter than other parts
• extreme dietary imbalances and nutritional deficiency