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What Parents Need to Know About Diagnosing and Treating Scoliosis

Published August 30, 2019
Category: Scoliosis

Parents may be able to see the curve in their child's spine or may notice that their child's hips or shoulders are uneven -- one hip or shoulder is higher than the other -- or that one shoulder or set of ribs is slightly forward of the other due to the twisting in their spine.  Scoliosis is diagnosed via X-ray. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, the physician and family begin to form a treatment plan, which is determined by the child's age and severity of the curve.

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Last change: August 29, 2019


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