Can infantile scoliosis be prevented?

Because the cause of infantile scoliosis is unknown, there are no known ways to prevent the condition from developing. Early diagnosis and treatment with a brace are the best ways to prevent worsening of curves in the spine. Make sure that your child sees his or her clinician regularly, and talk to the doctor if you have any concerns about infantile scoliosis.

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How can my child manage his or her infantile scoliosis on a daily basis?
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