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What is scoliosis?

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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 scoliosis can be caused by conditions and birth defects such as Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy and Spina Bifida (which I was born with), the cause of most scoliosis is unknown.

Some with mild cases of Scoliosis are only monitored for progression while others may require bracing. In severe cases surgery may be required.

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