Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that causes both the spine and ribcage to rotate. As a result of this, the shoulders, trunk and hips are often asymmetrical. This can lead to muscular and/or joint pain, loss of confidence and early wear and tear, or osteoarthritis.
How do you explain how some of us will reach the age of 75 and hit the ski slopes while others of us get moved into a nursing home to live out our golden years, when we all have the same access to food and exercise and health care services?
A 2005 study in the journal Spine, found that: "Progressive kyphosis of the cervical spine resulted in demyelination of nerve fibers," and that these changes were associated with vascular changes in the spinal cord. Let me explain with a picture.