"Tens of thousands of children and teenagers will be diagnosed with scoliosis this year in the US alone. When the curvature is mild, in most cases it won’t worsen significantly and no treatment is required, only observation. If it’s more pronounced, doctors usually prescribe a back brace to stop the curve from progressing. Severe scoliosis left untreated leads to an off-kilter spine and ribs that squeeze the lungs, often resulting in chronic pain and restricted breathing. When a back brace doesn’t work, the next step is surgery."
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