Does structural scoliosis run in families?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The cause of most cases of structural scoliosis is technically unknown. However, many doctors have noticed that structural scoliosis does seem to run in families. Ideally if someone in your family has structural scoliosis, you or any of your children should be screened regularly by your doctor.

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