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  1. Scoliosis - What Increases Your Risk

    Factors that increase a person's risk for scoliosis include: Family history. Scoliosis is known to run in families. Children - especially daughters - of women who have scoliosis are at increased risk for having scoliosis.Being female. Girls between the ag

  2. Low Back Pain - What Happens

    Low-Back-Pain-What Happens

  3. Upper and Middle Back Pain - Overview

    This topic provides an overview of upper and middle back pain. If you have low back pain or neck pain,see the topic Low Back Pain or Neck Pain. What is upper and middle back pain? Upper and middle back pain can occur anywhere from the base of your neck to the bottom of your rib cage. Your ribs attach to a long,flat bone in the center of the chest called the sternum and attach to and wrap ...

  4. Upper and Middle Back Pain - Cause

    In most cases,upper and middle back pain is caused by: Overuse,muscle strain,or injury to the muscles,ligaments,and discs that support your spine. Poor posture. Myofascial pain that affects the connective tissue of a muscle or group of muscles. For example,some people hurt their backs when they: Slump or slouch when they sit or stand. Play sports or do yard work. Get jolted in a car ...

  5. Low Back Pain - When to Call a Doctor

    Low-Back-Pain-When to Call a Doctor

  6. Scoliosis - Exams and Tests

    Scoliosis testing usually begins with a history and physical exam. This includes the forward - bending test, a simple test in which the child bends forward at the waist, arms hanging loosely and palms touching, and the examiner looks for unevenness in th

  7. Scoliosis - When To Call a Doctor

    Call your health professional to have your child evaluated for scoliosis if: You observe a curve in your child's spine.You notice that something about your child's posture looks unusual, such as ribs that stick out, one shoulder that is higher than the ot

  8. Low Back Pain - Symptoms

    Low-Back-Pain-Symptoms

  9. Scoliosis - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I (or my child) have surgery for scoliosis?

  10. Upper and Middle Back Pain - When to Call a Doctor

    In most cases,back pain gets better with home treatment. So unless you have signs of a severe illness,injury,or heart attack,you can give your back pain some time to work itself out before you call your doctor. Call or other emergency services immediately if: Back pain occurs with chest pain or other symptoms of a heart attack. Symptoms of a heart attack include: Chest pain or pressure,or ...

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