Kyphosis, Scoliosis, and Lordosis

The development of a spinal problem, or curvature, is prevalent in myelomeningocele. The three most common types of spinal deformity are:

Scoliosis: a sideways curvature of the spine to the left or right.

Kyphosis:kyphosis or the kyphotic curve by which the spine is bent forward.

Lordosis:Lordosis (exaggerated sway back). Lordosis can occur when a child's hip muscles are tight, causing the pelvis to push forward and an exaggerated swayback to develop.

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