Spine, Hips & Bones

Because SMA causes muscles to get weaker, people with SMA can have problems with the bones that are supported by the muscles (orthopaedic problems). How much of a problem - and what effect this has day to day is very individual - no two people are the same. This may have been a big issue for you, and you may have had to see your medical team a lot to tackle it, including having surgery. Or maybe you’re someone who hasn’t had any issues, or you're somewhere in-between. 

Page last reviewed: August 2021

Next review: August 2022