Fact­file on...Sco­l­io­sis

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Front Page -

SCO­L­IO­SIS is a back con­di­tion that causes the spine to curve to the left or right side.

Most cases de­velop in chil­dren be­tween the ages of nine and 14 dur­ing the growth spurt of pu­berty.

Sco­l­io­sis is usu­ally mild and needs no treat­ment but for more se­vere cases like Emma’s treat­ments in­clude a back brace and surgery to straighten the spine.

The word sco­l­io­sis comes from the Greek word mean­ing crooked.

The spine should look straight when you look at some­one from be­hind. If the spine has a side­ways curve, it is called a sco­l­io­sis.

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