Until now, scoliosis was considered a lateral deviation of the spine with, in most cases (80%),  an unknown cause. That’s why it was called idiopathic.

Dr. Coillard’s recent studies showed that Scoliosis develops when a lateral epiphyseal nucleus of the vertebra stops growing and causes a growth imbalance of the whole vertebra, causing an angulation on the facet joints and a collapse in the development and vertical growth of the spine. The seriousness of the scoliosis, and the need, or not, of a specific treatment, is determined by when and where the failure generates, by the time left for growing, by the tissue elasticity, and the muscular strength, among other factors. The rest of scoliosis (20%) have a congenital origin (formation defects during the life of the embryo) or are part of neuromuscular diseases (cerebral palsy, poliomyelitis, muscular dystrophy, tumorous, etc.) Pediatric Scoliosis affects adolescents and predominantly females.  A genetic predisposition for scoliosis has been observed, but it is not hereditary.

Treatments for Scoliosis

The treatment for idiopathic scoliosis must be debe individualized to each patient since the seriousness and progression potential of the curve depends on several factors. The three basic lines of treatment are:

– Observation (periodic controls).
– Use of corrective braces.
– Surgery (very specific cases).

 Traditionally, the therapeutic purpose has been to stop the progression of the spine’s deviation or scoliotic curve, but nowadays with the Dynamic System SpineCor we achieve 5º or more improvement on more of 50% of patients.