How Common Is Scoliosis
How Common Is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis usually starts in childhood. Scoliosis that is bad enough to need treatment is most common in girls.
Mild or small curves are more common than moderate or severe curves. About 10 out of 100 children who are diagnosed with scoliosis require treatment (either bracing or surgery).2
Scoliosis tends to run in families. Children—especially daughters—of women who have scoliosis are at increased risk for having scoliosis.1
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