What is the term for a lateral S curve of the spine?
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Then, what are the names of the spinal curves?
Spinal Curves Your spine is made up of three segments. When viewed from the side, these segments form three natural curves. The "c-shaped" curves of the neck (cervical spine) and lower back (lumbar spine) are called lordosis. The "reverse c-shaped" curve of the chest (thoracic spine) is called kyphosis.
Beside above, which condition causes a lateral sideways curvature of the spine? Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty. While scoliosis can be caused by conditions such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, the cause of most scoliosis is unknown.
Just so, what is a lateral curvature of the spine called quizlet?
Lateral curvature of the spine. Scoliosis.
Which side is scoliosis named for?
Scoliosis can occur in the mediolateral or in the anteroposterior direction. In the mediolateral direction, the curvature is rightward or leftward and is named according to the direction of the convexity of the curve.