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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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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Can children with scoliosis exercise and participate in physical activity?
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Children with scoliosis not only can but should exercise and participate in physical activity. Exerc...
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What are my child's treatment options for scoliosis?
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If your child's scoliosis isn't causing any problems, one treatment option is to watch and wait. Thi...
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Does scoliosis always require treatment?
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