Can MS cause scoliosis?
Multiple Sclerosis can certainly cause secondary scoliosis (adult onset) to occur over many years, usually in association with degenerative changes (arthritis) in the joints of the spine, associated with asymmetric weakness of the muscles and ligaments supporting the spine.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Director of Hillcrest Neurology
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
University of California San Diego