Understanding the various spine injuries

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BY GABRIEL ISAAC OTUK There are various situations that result in harm or injury to the spine, causing it to curve to the side. This deformity may be structural, implying a permanent change in the bone or soft tissues; or it may be no more than a temporary disturbance, produced by reflex or posture activity of the spinal muscles. The medical term for the curving of the spine to the side is scoliosis. The various types of scoliosis include: infantile scoliosis, primary or ‘idiopathic’ structural scoliosis, secondary structural scoliosis, compensatory…

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