Doctors explains scoliosis treatments

Scoliosis is a spinal condition that affects about 7 million Americans, and doctors say the first signs become apparent during adolescence. Doctors say they don't know the exact cause of scoliosis,

News 12 Staff

Dec 18, 2015, 12:50 AM

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Doctors explains scoliosis treatments
Scoliosis is a spinal condition that affects about 7 million Americans, and doctors say the first signs become apparent during adolescence.
Doctors say they don't know the exact cause of scoliosis, but there may be a genetic component. People with the condition have abnormal curves in their spine.
Sometimes patients need to wear a brace to keep the curves from progressing.
Dr. Brian Ouellette, a scoliosis specialist, says that sometimes scoliosis can progress when someone is wearing a brace.
In those cases, doctors can adjust the patient's ribcage or shoulders to straighten the spine.


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