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    Scoliosis - Topic Overview

    Your child may be more likely to have scoliosis if someone in your family has had it and if your child is a girl. Other things that increase the chance of scoliosis include:

    • One of the bones in your child's spine has moved forward out of place compared to the rest of the spine.
    • Your child's arms or legs are missing or are abnormally short.
    • Your child has a disorder that affects the nerves, muscles, or bones.

    Learning about scoliosis:

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    Living with scoliosis:

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: June 04, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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