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Can you prevent scoliosis?

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No. Nothing your child does, like playing sports or carrying a heavy book bag causes this condition.

From: What Is Scoliosis and What Causes It? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Scoliosis Research Society: “Frequently Asked Questions,” “Scoliosis,” “Diagnosing Scoliosis.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Introduction to Scoliosis,” “Congenital Scoliosis.”

The Spine Hospital at the Neurological Institute of New York: “Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis,” “Degenerative Scoliosis.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Questions and Answers about Scoliosis in Children and Adolescents,” What Is Scoliosis?”, “Preventing Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries in Youth: A Guide for Parents.”

American Family Physician: “Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Diagnosis and Management.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 26, 2018

SOURCES:

Scoliosis Research Society: “Frequently Asked Questions,” “Scoliosis,” “Diagnosing Scoliosis.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Introduction to Scoliosis,” “Congenital Scoliosis.”

The Spine Hospital at the Neurological Institute of New York: “Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis,” “Degenerative Scoliosis.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Questions and Answers about Scoliosis in Children and Adolescents,” What Is Scoliosis?”, “Preventing Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries in Youth: A Guide for Parents.”

American Family Physician: “Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Diagnosis and Management.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 26, 2018

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