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Are there alternative treatments for infantile scoliosis?

There are no effective alternative treatments that can correct infantile scoliosis. Treatments using chiropractic manipulation, exercise, nutritional supplements, or electrical stimulation alone, without braces or surgery, are not effective in stopping curve progression. Exercise can be used to strengthen the back muscles to prevent atrophy while the brace is in place and contributes to overall health.

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What are treatment options for infantile scoliosis?
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Treatment for infantile scoliosis is based on the degree of curvature and the possibility of the con...
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Can infantile scoliosis be prevented?
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Because the cause of infantile scoliosis is unknown, there are no known ways to prevent the conditio...
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What are the symptoms of infantile scoliosis?
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If the infantile scoliosis is mild, the child will have no symptoms. The condition generally does no...
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Do children grow out of scoliosis?
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