What is Antalgic Scoliosis?

What is Antalgic Scoliosis?

What is Antalgic Scoliosis?

January 5, 2020


Okan Keleş

Antalgic Scoliosis, which can be translated into our language as pain-induced spinal curvature, typically arises as a result of severe muscle spasm developed as a protective mechanism of the body due to a disc herniation (hernia) that exerts significant pressure on the nerves. This type of scoliosis develops secondary to disc herniations or similar reasons that cause nerve compression. There is no accompanying bone deformity. Simply put, the body uses muscle spasm and especially pain that increases with movement to lock the problematic area and try to prevent movement and thus the problem from worsening. The muscle spasm develops intensely and causes the affected side to shorten, taking on a concave shape. This results in asymmetry of the spine when viewed from the back. It usually returns to normal with the resolution of the issue that triggered the muscle spasm. Manual therapy and osteopathy provide effective solutions for treating such conditions. In such a situation, be sure to consult your physiotherapist...


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