Ethnic Groups and Scoliosis
Do certain ethnic groups suffer from Scoliosis more than the others?
I am white caucasian and nobody else in my family line has had Scoliosis, so, where did it come from? Are Asians, Hispanics, Africans less likely to have Scoliosis against a Caucasian?
Does this even come into play when trying to determine where your Scoliosis came from?
We have been discussing this subject on the group and I find it very interesting, I have lived in Spain for 10 years and come to see and know many Spanish people during this time - when I have been to the Drs here they do not recognise Scoliosis (in fact the Costa del sol Hospital told me in 2000 that they are not good at backs and to go back to my home country for treatment), they may have heard of Scoliosis but not used to seeing this condition and are very unsure how to treat it, surely this means that very few cases of Scoliosis walk through their doors every year so therefore do not provide a specialist in the field?
This meaning that Hispanics are not as prone to Scoliosis as Caucasians? Perhaps this is me just thinking off on a wild tangent here but it is certainly worth some thought - maybe Hispanics do not get Scoliosis as much as Caucasians because Caucasians grow taller than the Hispanics (in general), and due to the fact that the Caucasians have a habit of producing very tall people, this is causing more growth spurts during puberty and bingo the Scoliosis appears - I know there is more to it than that and I am only scratching the surface, but hey this is a diary after all and in our diaries we write our thoughts on subjects that interest us.
What do you think about this - do you think different ethnic groups have a higher % of getting Scoliosis than others?