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What is scoliosis?

From the Mayo Clinic (see related link): Scoliosis is a sideways  curvature of the spine that occurs most often during the growth  spurt just before puberty.    While (MORE)

How do you get scoliosis?

The exact cause of scoliosis is not completely known, although there are a few different 'types' or versions of scoliosis. Idiopathic scoliosis has no known cause, and is mo (MORE)

My mom doesn't have scoliosis but can i get scoliosis?

I have scoliosis and no one in my family has had it. So you can get scoliosis even if its not in your family history. There are 3 types of scoliosis, I suggest looking them up (MORE)

What to do if you have scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a term that defines abnormal curvature of the  spine. The spine, from the rear view, is straight, but when looked  up from the side has a very slight S-shape cu (MORE)

How can you get scoliosis?

Scoliosis affects a small percentage of the population, approximately 2 percent. However, scoliosis runs in families. If someone in a family has scoliosis, the likelihood of a (MORE)

What is scoliosi?

Most scoliosis cases are considered a multi-factorial with both genetic predisposition and environmental influences. There are 4 basic curve patterns (double major curves, pri (MORE)

What do i do for Scoliosis?

If you have scoliosis, make sure you see your doctor regularly so that he or she can monitor your spine.   Some believe that exercise like swimming and physical therapists/ (MORE)

Can scoliosis be transmitted?

No, scoliosis is not contagious. The majority of scoliosis is termed idiopathic, which means that the medical community does not know what causes it. The majority of scoliosis (MORE)

How dangerous is scoliosis?

Scoliosis needs to be checked regularly by a good spinal surgeon. Scoliosis can become dangerous and affect the heart and lungs but cases are few and far between these days
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