If your child or teen has been
diagnosed with mild
scoliosis and has a spinal curve of less than 25
degrees, it is important that a doctor check the child's spine every 4 to 6
months to see whether the curve is getting worse. Even though most spinal
curves do not progress to the point where treatment is necessary, it is
important to check for curve progression because early treatment can often stop
Impact of scoliosis on a child or teen
for moderate or severe scoliosis can dramatically impact your child's life. If
your child has scoliosis, it is important that your family be sensitive to the
difficulty of having scoliosis and
wearing a brace. A scoliosis clinic, where other
children are being treated, can provide a supportive environment for your
Adults who have scoliosis may
have back pain. In addition to medicine, other steps that help to maintain or
promote good health, such as regular exercise and proper back care, may help
relieve back pain for some adults.
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