Introduction: Scoliosis


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Scoliosis: Sideways curvature of the spine

Scoliosis: Scoliosis is a musculoskeletal disorder in which there is a sideways curvature of the spine, or backbone. The bones that make up the spine are called vertebrae. Some people who have scoliosis require treatment. Other people, who have milder curves, may only need to visit their doctor for periodic observation. 1

Researching symptoms of Scoliosis: Further information about the symptoms of Scoliosis is available including a list of symptoms of Scoliosis, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Scoliosis, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

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Treatments for Scoliosis: Various information is available about treatments available for Scoliosis, current research about Scoliosis treatments, or research treatments for other diseases.

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Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Questions and Answers about Scoliosis in Children and Adolescents: NIAMS

Last revision: June 12, 2003

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