lateral spinal curvature

lateral spinal curvature

Etymology: L, latus, side, spina, backbone, curvatura, bend
a bending or abnormal curve of the vertebral column to the right or left side. See also scoliosis.
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One of the noteworthy aspects to this case was that the boy's scoliosis, or abnormal lateral spinal curvature, was corrected through chiropractic adjustments alone.
For example, because gravity will continue to bend a lateral spinal curvature, a maintenance orthosis designed to maintain a fixed position will cause increasing pain and tissue irritation as time goes by, and will soon require replacement.