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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.

Sometimes the curve is temporary. It might be due to muscle spasms, inflammation or having different leg lengths. A birth defect, tumor or another disease might cause the spine to have a curve that isn't temporary. 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.
Hemidystrophic Thorax may lead to significant rib humps that mimic scoliosis

Hemidystrophic Thorax may lead to significant rib humps that mimic scoliosis

Researcher reveals new way to stimulate bone fracture healing

Researcher reveals new way to stimulate bone fracture healing

Ferring announces FDA approval of ZOMACTON for injection in four new pediatric indications

Ferring announces FDA approval of ZOMACTON for injection in four new pediatric indications

Etiologies of growing pains

Etiologies of growing pains

Scoliosis surgery improves quality of life for children with severe cerebral palsy

Scoliosis surgery improves quality of life for children with severe cerebral palsy

NUST MISIS researchers produce elastic metal rods for scoliosis treatment

NUST MISIS researchers produce elastic metal rods for scoliosis treatment

NIGHTSEA and EMS team up to offer KEY Award in fluorescence stereo microscopy

NIGHTSEA and EMS team up to offer KEY Award in fluorescence stereo microscopy

New medication improves motor function in children with later-onset spinal muscular atrophy

New medication improves motor function in children with later-onset spinal muscular atrophy

When nursing homes push out poor and disabled patients

When nursing homes push out poor and disabled patients

Unusual snapping turtle study enhances understanding of congenital lung abnormality

Unusual snapping turtle study enhances understanding of congenital lung abnormality

Clinical study shows positive results for two yoga poses to decrease scoliosis curves

Clinical study shows positive results for two yoga poses to decrease scoliosis curves

Single infusion of wildtype HSPCs halts cellular damage caused by neuromuscular disorder in mice

Single infusion of wildtype HSPCs halts cellular damage caused by neuromuscular disorder in mice

Novel 3D-printed spine models to provide surgical training before live operations

Novel 3D-printed spine models to provide surgical training before live operations

Researchers provide new insights into vertebrae formation

Researchers provide new insights into vertebrae formation

New sleep system helps profoundly disabled 5-year-old boy with complex care needs to get full night's sleep

New sleep system helps profoundly disabled 5-year-old boy with complex care needs to get full night's sleep

Developmental Split-Brain syndrome discovery

Developmental Split-Brain syndrome discovery

Researchers discover 'Developmental Split-Brain syndrome' caused by biallelic mutations in DCC gene

Researchers discover 'Developmental Split-Brain syndrome' caused by biallelic mutations in DCC gene

Scientists develop new symmetry-recognition system for early detection of idiopathic scoliosis

Scientists develop new symmetry-recognition system for early detection of idiopathic scoliosis

K2M announces U.S. launch of innovative 3D-printed CASCADIA product portfolio at 2016 NASS meeting

K2M announces U.S. launch of innovative 3D-printed CASCADIA product portfolio at 2016 NASS meeting

Home non-invasive ventilation for COPD: an interview with Dr Holger Woehrle

Home non-invasive ventilation for COPD: an interview with Dr Holger Woehrle