Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
scoliosis caused by asymmetric spasm of spinal muscles usually associated with sciatica, usually presenting as a list toward one side.
lateral curvature of the spine caused by an asymmetric spasm of the spinal muscles, often resulting in a list to one side.
The patient assumes a laterally bent posture to reduce sciatic nerve symptoms.
See also: scoliosis