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Scoliosis – What Is It

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

scoliosisScoliosis affects 5 to 7 million people in the United States. Scoliosis can begin at any age, but most often develops in adolescents between the ages of 10 and 15. Girls tend to be affected more than boys.

What is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine. Normally, the spine should not curve to the side at all. The most common form of scoliosis is called “idiopathic scoliosis”, which means the cause is unknown. Many times scoliosis is first discovered when a parent or the child notices their shoulders are not even. One shoulder appears higher than the other. While this alone doesn’t mean you have scoliosis, it is a classic physical indication that scoliosis may be present. (more…)

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