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Scoliosis causes the spine to curve to one side. The curve is usually “S”- or “C”-shaped. In some, the degree of curve is stable, while in others, it increases over time. In some cases, also interferes with breathing. It can affect any part of the spine, but the most common regions are at the level of the chest and the lower back.
It often appears in children. In most cases, treatment is not needed, as the curve corrects itself with growth. However, based on the degree of curvature and the age of the child, a combination of bracing and physical therapy is often recommended.
A very small number of patients with scoliosis may need surgery. Complications of scoliosis include chronic pain, respiratory deficiencies, and decreased exercise capacity. Get advice from our board certified physician at the NYC Stem Cell Institute.