Does structural scoliosis run in families?

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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What causes scoliosis?
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The exact cause of scoliosis is unknown at this time. Some possible causes include increased protein...
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What causes structural scoliosis?
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There are different types of scoliosis, and the most common type of structural scoliosis is mostly f...
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Who is most at risk for scoliosis?
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Children who are still growing are most at risk for scoliosis. If there is a curve in the child's sp...
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Can men also get scoliosis?
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