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Proprioceptive Function in Children with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Disturbances of postural equilibrium have been found in idiopathic scoliosis, and it has been suggested by several researchers that this is a result of brain stem disturbances. It has been shown experimentally that stress on posterior nerve roots can also cause spinal deviation.

Yekutiel M; Robin GC; Yarum R.   Spine 1981 (Nov-Dec); 6 (6): 560-566