Scoliosis

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Scoliosis (curvature of the spine) is most common among children and adolescents, but can also occur in adults of all ages.  About one in twenty young females have a curve by the time they reach skeletal maturity.  That curvature often causes frequent and severe back pain, time off school, and badly affects education and future employment prospects.

This PSP opened its survey in June 2016 to find out what questions around the diagnosis and management of scoliosis future research needs to answer.

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