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What Causes Scoliosis?

What Causes Scoliosis? Scoliosis affects approximately 4% of of the population. These scoliosis cases fall into two groups: Nonstructural Scoliosis and Structural Scoliosis. To determine what causes scoliosis, you must first determine what type of scoliosis. Nonstructural vs Functional Cause

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Cobb Angle Scoliosis

What is the Cobb angle? The Cobb angle was first described in 1948 by Dr. John R Cobb, an American orthopedic surgeon, to measure the angle of spinal curves. It was originally used to measure coronal plane (frontal plane, vertical

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Types of Scoliosis

Scoliosis Classification Scoliosis is not a disease, it is a term used to describe any abnormal, lateral (sideways) curvature of the spine. Viewed from the back, a typical spine is straight. If the spine curves, it can show up as a

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Symptoms of Scoliosis

Scoliosis Symptoms What are the symptoms of scoliosis? Scoliosis symptoms are often first noticed by a friend or family member because the changes in the spine happen gradually. They may notice your posture as suddenly changed or your back looks

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What Is Scoliosis?

What is Scoliosis? You or your loved one may have received a diagnosis and be wondering “What is scoliosis?”  Scoliosis is not a disease like diabetes or arthritis. It is simply a term used to describe any abnormal, sideways twisted

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