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Should I talk to my doctor about my child's infantile scoliosis symptoms?

If you suspect your child may have infantile scoliosis, it's a good idea to talk to your child's pediatrician or clinician. Physicians can give you advice about treatment options. A mild curve may not require treatment, but it may become worse later in life. More severe deformations may lead to arthritis and back pain in adulthood and should be treated.

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How does structural scoliosis affect children differently than adults?
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Structural scoliosis typically occurs in children who are still growing, especially before entering ...
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Does scoliosis always require treatment?
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Most scoliosis does not require treatment. Children with curvatures under 30 degrees usually do not ...
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Can infantile scoliosis be prevented?
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Because the cause of infantile scoliosis is unknown, there are no known ways to prevent the conditio...
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Do children grow out of structural scoliosis?
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Unfortunately, children do not grow out of structural scoliosis, though it is a very treatable condi...
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