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What increases my risk for nonstructural scoliosis?

Nonstructural scoliosis is caused by seemingly unrelated conditions, like appendicitis. You may be at higher risk for nonstructural scoliosis if you suffer from inflammatory conditions like appendicitis, muscle spasms, or you have a marked difference in leg length. Girls are much more likely to develop severe scoliosis than boys.

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Does scoliosis run in families?
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