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Scoliosis: Introduction

Scoliosis: Scoliosis is a musculoskeletal disorder in which there is a sideways curvature of the spine, or backbone. The bones that make up the spine are ... more about Scoliosis.

Scoliosis: Sideways curvature of the spine. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Scoliosis is available below.

Symptoms of Scoliosis

Treatments for Scoliosis

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Scoliosis?

Scoliosis: Related Patient Stories

Scoliosis: Deaths

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Types of Scoliosis

  • Types of scoliosis based on age:
    • Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis - most common type; over 10 years old.
    • Infantile idiopathic scoliosis - when aged under 3.
    • Juvenile idiopathic scoliosis - occurs ages 3-10
  • Types of scoliosis based on the cause of scoliosis:
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Diagnostic Tests for Scoliosis

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Scoliosis: Complications

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Causes of Scoliosis

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Disease Topics Related To Scoliosis

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Scoliosis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Scoliosis

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Scoliosis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Scoliosis

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Scoliosis: Animations

Research about Scoliosis

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Clinical Trials for Scoliosis

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Statistics for Scoliosis

Scoliosis: Broader Related Topics

Scoliosis Message Boards

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User Interactive Forums

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Article Excerpts about Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a musculoskeletal disorder in which there is a sideways curvature of the spine, or backbone. The bones that make up the spine are called vertebrae. Some people who have scoliosis require treatment. Other people, who have milder curves, may only need to visit their doctor for periodic observation. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers about Scoliosis in Children and Adolescents: NIAMS)

Definitions of Scoliosis:

An appreciable lateral deviation in the normally straight vertical line of the spine. (Dorland, 27th ed) - (Source - Diseases Database)

An abnormal lateral curve to the vertebral column - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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