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Info on Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a musculoskeletal disorder in which there is a sideways curvature of the spine, or backbone. This is a condition that can occur at any age; however, it is rare in children under the age of 10. Scoliosis can also run in families, which means that a child who has a parent, brother, or sister with idiopathic scoliosis (scoliosis due to an unknown cause) should be checked regularly by the family physician.
 
Not everyone with scoliosis will require treatment. For example, people with milder spinal curves may only need to visit their doctor for periodic observation. In cases where treatment is called for, bracing or surgery may be necessary.
 
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