Skeletal irregularities place strain on the vertebrae and supporting muscles, tendons, ligaments and tissues supported by spinal column. These irregularities include scoliosis, a curving ofdr michael regan maine spine,spine surgery portland, spine surgery auburn, spine surgery maine, spine surgeon maine, spine surgeon auburn, spine surgeon portland, nonsurgical spine treatment, injection therapy maine, injection therapy auburn, mri auburn, mri maine, injection therapy for spine, nonsurgical specialist auburn, electrodiagnostic medicine auburn, electrodiagnostic medicine maine, pain management maine, pain management auburn, physical medicine auburn, physical medicine maine, physical medicine portland, physical medicine portland, spine center maine, non surgical spine care maine, spine surgery auburn, injection therapy auburn, injection therapy maine, spine center Maine, Spine surgery second opinion Maine, spine surgeon Maine, Second opinion for spine surgery Maine, Spine surgeon Maine, Laser spine surgery Maine, Minimally invasive spine surgery Maine, Home remedies for back pain Maine, nonsurgical treatment for back pain Maine, Herniated disc Maine, spinal injections Maine, Artificial disc replacement Maine, spine center of excellence Maine the spine to the side; kyphosis, in which the normal curve of the upper back is severely rounded; lordosis, an abnormally accentuated arch in the lower back; back extension, a bending backward of the spine; and back flexion, in which the spine bends forward.

Spinal deformities can affect people of all ages but are most common in adolescents. The cause of these conditions are unknown, but abnormal bone and muscle growth are thought to be a contributing factor.

Spinal deformities become serious when they progress and threaten to cause severe pain and/or permanent disability. In other cases, some people with spinal deformity may not even know they have it. Treatment of these conditions aims at minimizing progression of the disease and preventing further growth.