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How does scoliosis affect children differently than adults?

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&apso;s childhood, but not diagnosed until adulthood. Usually children with scoliosis who receive treatment have little discomfort from it as adults, but untreated scoliosis can lead to spinal arthritis later in life.

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