Spinal deformity in neuromuscular disease: Natural history and management

D. A. Hart, Craig M McDonald

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

28 Scopus citations


Severe spinal deformity in progressive neuromuscular disease (NMD) leads to multiple problems, including poor sitting balance, difficulty with upright seating and positioning, pain, difficulty in attendant care, and potential exacerbation of underlying restrictive respiratory compromise. Severe scoliosis and pelvic obliquity can in some instances completely preclude upright sitting in a wheelchair. This article reviews the prevalence, natural history, and management of scoliosis in neuromuscular diseases at greatest risk for progressive spinal deformity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-232
Number of pages20
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation


Dive into the research topics of 'Spinal deformity in neuromuscular disease: Natural history and management'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this