Idiopathic scoliosis and the vestibular system

  title={Idiopathic scoliosis and the vestibular system},
  author={Ammar H. Hawasli and Timothy E Hullar and Ian G. Dorward},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
Despite its high prevalence, the etiology underlying idiopathic scoliosis remains unclear. Although initial scrutiny has focused on genetic, biochemical, biomechanical, nutritional and congenital causes, there is growing evidence that aberrations in the vestibular system may play a role in the etiology of scoliosis. In this article, we discuss putative mechanisms for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and review the current evidence supporting a role for the vestibular system in adolescent… CONTINUE READING
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