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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.
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

FDA-approved nerve ablation procedure may offer new treatment option for low back pain

FDA-approved nerve ablation procedure may offer new treatment option for low back pain

Study suggests final fusion surgery in children with early-onset scoliosis can be eliminated

Study suggests final fusion surgery in children with early-onset scoliosis can be eliminated

Innovative advances in medical paediatric orthotics shared at Primary Care and Public Health 2016

Innovative advances in medical paediatric orthotics shared at Primary Care and Public Health 2016

Defects in cerebrospinal fluid flow may contribute to scoliosis during adolescence

Defects in cerebrospinal fluid flow may contribute to scoliosis during adolescence

Research findings on K2M’s RAVINE® lateral access system to be presented at SpineWeek 2016

Research findings on K2M’s RAVINE® lateral access system to be presented at SpineWeek 2016

St. Luke’s surgeon first in world to implant Medtronic’s new, MRI-compatible neurostimulator system

St. Luke’s surgeon first in world to implant Medtronic’s new, MRI-compatible neurostimulator system

Reconstructive surgery using custom-made spinal rods may improve outcomes

Reconstructive surgery using custom-made spinal rods may improve outcomes

LouLou Foundation, Penn Med set up Program of Excellence to develop treatments for children with CDKL5

LouLou Foundation, Penn Med set up Program of Excellence to develop treatments for children with CDKL5

Braces halt further progression of spinal curve, surgery in adolescent scoliosis patients

Braces halt further progression of spinal curve, surgery in adolescent scoliosis patients