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Do children grow out of scoliosis?

Luke Macyszyn, MD
Neurosurgery
The majority of children with scoliosis will not need any treatment during their life. Their scoliosis is mild and when skeletal maturity is attained (usually after puberty), there is only a very small chance that their scoliosis will progress.

Unfortunately, children do not grow out of scoliosis, but it is a very treatable condition. However, if left untreated, scoliosis in a child can lead to life-long deformity and arthritis. It is important to seek treatment from a doctor if you suspect your child has scoliosis.

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