October 16, 2020

Case Report: Lumbosacral Transitional Vertebra as a potential contributing factor to scoliosis

The Asia Pacific Chiropractic Journal has carried an intriguing dual case report in which lumbosacral transitional vertebra are discussed as a potential contributing factor to scoliosis. Scoliosis, or abnormal curvature of the spine, is thought to affect 2-3% of the population and the age of onset ranges from 10-15 years of age. While the severity and implications of scoliosis can vary from patient to patient and hypotheses relating to potential causes abound, no specific cause for scoliosis has been identified. Enter the Lumbosacral Transitional Vertebra (LSTV), which refers to the partial or complete fusion of the transverse processes of the […]