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Scoliosis causes a sideways curve of your backbone, or spine. These curves are often S- or C-shaped. Scoliosis is most common in late childhood and the early teens, when children grow fast. Girls are more likely to have it than boys. It can run in families. Symptoms include leaning to one side and having uneven shoulders and hips.

Doctors use your medical and family history, a physical exam, and imaging tests to diagnose scoliosis. Treatment depends on your age, how much more you're like to grow, how much curving there is, and whether the curve is temporary or permanent. People with mild scoliosis might only need checkups to see if the curve is getting worse. Others might need to wear a brace or have surgery.

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  1. Scoliosis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Scoliosis causes a sideways curve of your backbone, or spine. These curves are often S- or C-shaped. Scoliosis is most common in late childhood and the ... a physical exam, and imaging tests to diagnose scoliosis. Treatment depends on your age, how much more ...
  2. Spinal curvature; Infantile scoliosis; Juvenile scoliosis ... Most of the time, the cause of scoliosis is unknown. This is called idiopathic scoliosis. It is the most common type. It is grouped by age. In children age 3 and ...
  3. ... literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... definitions Reviewed September 2013 What is adolescent idiopathic scoliosis? Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of ...
  4. Scoliosis in Children and Adolescents From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    July 2013 Questions and Answers about Scoliosis in Children and Adolescents This publication defines scoliosis and provides information about how it is diagnosed and treated in children and adolescents. ...
  5. What Is Scoliosis? Easy-to-Read From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    ... Information Scoliosis Find a Clinical Trial Journal Articles Scoliosis PDF Version Size: 120 KB Reviewed Date: March 2009 What Is Scoliosis? Fast Facts: An Easy-to-Read Series of ...
  6. Resources - scoliosis ... following organizations are good resources for information on scoliosis : American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons - http://orthoinfo.aaos. ...
  7. Scoliosis (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... spine curves from side to side. What Is Scoliosis? The word scoliosis (say: sko-lee-OH-sis) ... How Do Kids Find Out if They Have Scoliosis? Sometimes scoliosis will be easily noticeable. A curved ...
  8. Scoliosis (For Parents) (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... usually resume an active life after treatment. About Scoliosis In scoliosis, the spine becomes abnormally curved from ... perform surgery to correct the problem. Continue Diagnosing Scoliosis Some kids show visible signs of scoliosis. Sometimes ...
  9. Scoliosis (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... side. Sometimes this can cause problems. What Is Scoliosis? If you have scoliosis , you're not alone. ... need treatment than boys are. Continue How Is Scoliosis Diagnosed? Sometimes scoliosis will be easy to see. ...
  10. Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis (Scoliosis Research Society)  
    ... Scoliosis > Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis PREVIOUS | NEXT > Early Onset Scoliosis Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis Introduction Infantile idiopathic scoliosis is ...
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