What is infantile scoliosis?

Infantile scoliosis is a disorder that causes an abnormal side-to-side curve in the spine. Infantile scoliosis affects children from birth to three years old. Unlike other forms of scoliosis, infantile (also known as early onset) scolioisis affects boys more often than girls--60% of cases are male. Most cases resolve on their own, but as many as 10% require treatment. Scoliosis can be hereditary, so if you have or had scoliosis, there is a chance your baby might, too.

The abnormal curve in the spine usually causes one shoulder to be higher than the other.

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