Scoliosis is spinal curvature that can affect any age, but is most common in adolescent girls. X-rays will determine the nature of the curve (congenital or idiopathic) and the magnitude of the scoliosis.


The age of the patient and X-ray findings dictate the course of treatment. Sometimes observation is indicated, other times a brace may be recommended. Surgery is reserved for severe spinal curvature.

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