What does adolescent idiopathic scoliosis mean?

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis means a problem with the curve in the spine of a young person, and the cause is not known. Adolescent means young person. Idiopathic means unknown cause, and scoliosis means a problem with the curve in the spine.

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What happens if scoliosis is left untreated?
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If scoliosis is left untreated, the biggest thing people notice is the cosmetic deformity. It can al...
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Is structural scoliosis serious?
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Most cases of structural scoliosis, especially the mild ones, are not serious. However, severe cases...
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What type of surgery is needed to correct scoliosis?
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Severe scoliosis may require surgery to correct the curve of the spine. This surgery bonds vertebrae...
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At what age does scoliosis develop?
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The vast majority of children with scoliosis fall into the adolescent age group, defined as greater ...
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