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What causes nonstructural scoliosis?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Nonstructural scoliosis is not caused by a spinal syndrome or disease. Instead, the curve associated with nonstructural scoliosis is typically caused by some underlying condition, like muscle spasms, appendicitis or a difference in leg length. Typically, the curve in cases of nonstructural scoliosis is only temporary, going away when the cause is resolved.

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