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What is the goal of surgery for scoliosis?

The biggest goal in surgery for scoliosis is to stop the curve of the spine from getting worse.

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Are there any abdominal exercises I can do after scoliosis surgery?
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Core exercises and other activities that strengthen the stomach help the most after scoliosis surger...
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What is dextroscoliosis in the lower lumbar spine?
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Dextroscoliosis is a term that describes an (abnormal) right curvature of the lower spine. 
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How common is nonstructural scoliosis?
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Two to four percent of children between the ages of 10 and 16 develop the most common type of scolio...
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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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