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A 24-year-old female asked:

Degree of scoliosis is 5 in lower thoracic & 7 in mid lumbar spine. should i get a brace/treatment? i'm 24yr/old woman.i've consistent back pain tho.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Most wouldn't: I don't even refer cases out with that minor level of deviation. Your doc is in a better position to sort out any back pain issues but many with scoliosis at higher degrees have no pain at all.

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