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Can you tell me the ways scoliosis affects a girl's life?
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Dr. J. Patrick Tokarz
Family Medicine
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In brief: Shorter
Shorter height, possible pain or shortness of breath, if bad enough.

In brief: Shorter
Shorter height, possible pain or shortness of breath, if bad enough.
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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Cosmesis
Scoliosis is largely a cosmetic problem (provided it is idiopathic).
If severe, it can cause lower self esteem. Severe scoliosis (>50 degrees) is said to progress in adulthood by a degree a year. If the curve reaches greater than 90-100 degrees, respiratory symptoms may develop. As such bracing or surgery is often recommended in adolescence when the curve is flexible and more easily corrected.

In brief: Cosmesis
Scoliosis is largely a cosmetic problem (provided it is idiopathic).
If severe, it can cause lower self esteem. Severe scoliosis (>50 degrees) is said to progress in adulthood by a degree a year. If the curve reaches greater than 90-100 degrees, respiratory symptoms may develop. As such bracing or surgery is often recommended in adolescence when the curve is flexible and more easily corrected.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
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