What is Scoliosis?

Learn information about the medical disorder that affects many teens today.

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Do you know what scoliosis is? Do you know anyone that has scoliosis? Do you have scoliosis? Do you know what a scoliosis brace is? Are you interested in learning more about scoliosis? If you've answered "yes" to any of these questions, or if you just want to learn about scoliosis, this website is for you.

An Overview

Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that occurs most often during a patient's growth spurt, usually right before puberty. A spine with scoliosis usually has a few different curves that even out to form an “S” shape, and the patient’s spine is also usually rotated. While most cases are mild and unnoticeable, some cases can be severe enough to require a scoliosis brace. There are different types of scoliosis braces, but most look similar to the following:

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