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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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How can scoliosis be prevented?
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What is scoliosis?
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What can the blood test for scoliosis determine?
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