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Does scoliosis run in families?

The cause of most cases of scoliosis is unknown. However, many doctors have noticed that scoliosis appears to run in families. Ideally, if someone in your family has scoliosis, your doctor should screen you and your children regularly.

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What causes scoliosis?
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Does structural scoliosis run in families?
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