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What Are Causes of Scoliosis?
In most cases, the cause of scoliosis is unknown (what doctors call idiopathic). The non-idiopathic types generally fall into two groups:
What Are Risk Factors for Scoliosis and Progression of Scoliosis?
Risk factors for idiopathic scoliosis and its progression (worsening of the curvature) include the following:
What Are Scoliosis Signs and Symptoms?
These signs and symptoms may be seen with idiopathic scoliosis:
The physical deformities may not be readily apparent, as adolescents tend to be more modest as they mature and the parents may not see the child's back unless a bathing suit or similar attire is worn.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/13/2016
Aimee V. HachigianGould, MD
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