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 such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, the cause of most scoliosis is unknown. Most cases of scoliosis are mild, but severe scoliosis can be disabling. An especially severe spinal curve can reduce the amount of space within the chest, making it difficult for the lungs to function properly.
Symptoms of scoliosis include uneven shoulders and an uneven waist. These can be caused by neuromuscular disorders, birth defects, wear and tear of the spine, or having one leg longer than the other. There are many different treatment options for scoliosis, depending on the severity.
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