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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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Is pain normal in children with scoliosis?
Medical City Children’s HospitalMedical City Children’s Hospital
Scoliosis with a lot of pain in children is a red flag. A child with idiopathic scoliosis would be f...
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Does scoliosis always require treatment?
Luke Macyszyn, MDLuke Macyszyn, MD
Most scoliosis does not require treatment. Children with curvatures under 30 degrees usually do not ...
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How do medications treat infantile scoliosis?
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Medications cannot treat infantile scoliosis. However, many children who have infantile scoliosis do...
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What increases my child's risk for infantile scoliosis?
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Since the cause of infantile scoliosis is unknown, the risk factors are also unknown. However, scoli...
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