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Does nonstructural scoliosis affect children differently than adults?

Nonstructural scoliosis typically occurs in children who are still growing, especially before entering puberty. Most cases of scoliosis in adults were actually present in the patient's childhood, but not diagnosed until adulthood. Most children with scoliosis that receive treatment have no discomfort, but untreated scoliosis can lead to spinal arthritis in adults.

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