Changes in spinal alignment

M. T. Veintemillas Aráiz, V. P. Beltrán Salazar, L. Rivera Valladares, A. Marín Aznar, P. Melloni Ribas, R. Valls Pascual

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    © 2016 SERAM. Spinal misalignments are a common reason for consultation at primary care centers and specialized departments. Misalignment has diverse causes and is influenced by multiple factors: in adolescence, the most frequent misalignment is scoliosis, which is idiopathic in 80% of cases and normally asymptomatic. In adults, the most common cause is degenerative. It is important to know the natural history and to detect factors that might predict progression. The correct diagnosis of spinal deformities requires specific imaging studies. The degree of deformity determines the type of treatment. The aim is to prevent progression of the deformity and to recover the flexibility and balance of the body.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)115-127
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016


    • Coronal balance
    • Plain-film X-ray
    • Sagittal balance
    • Scoliosis
    • Spinal misalignment

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