Is Scoliosis Hereditary?

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Braces and Other Noninvasive Treatments

Braces are generally prescribed to prevent further progression of curves that are at least 25 degrees, and no more than 40 degrees. Patients should have documented progression of the curve, and the child should still be growing.

Results vary widely depending on the length of time the brace is worn, the type of brace, and the severity of the curve. Determining how effective braces are has been difficult for researchers. Most studies evaluate whether the...

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