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Scoliosis is a condition characterized by a sideway curve in an individual’s spine that commonly occurs during growth before puberty. While the cause of scoliosis is unknown, it can be caused by conditions such as muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy, or birth defects.The severity of scoliosis varies, and severe cases can be disabling or require surgery. In most cases, it commonly is maintained with a brace or no treatment.

Organizations exist to help those dealing with scoliosis in their lives.

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