Neuromuscular Scoliosis

What is neuromuscular scoliosis?

Neuromuscular scoliosis is one of three main types of scoliosis that causes an irregular curvature of the spine. It is the second most common form of scoliosis and is associated with disorders of the nerve or muscular systems, such as:

These types of neuromuscular conditions cause muscles to become weak, spastic or paralyzed — and unable to support the spine, resulting in spinal curvatures.

Features of scoliosis

How we care for neuromuscular scoliosis

Home to the world’s most extensive pediatric hospital research enterprise, Boston Children’s Hospital develops innovative treatments for many conditions, including neuromuscular scoliosis and other spine defects. Our dedicated Spinal Program team sees thousands of children with spinal problems — from the common to the complex — and we can offer your child expert diagnosistreatment and care.