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Reducing Your Risk of Scoliosis

There are no current guidelines to lower the risk of scoliosis. The cause is not known in most people.

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Last reviewed June 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Daniel A. Ostrovsky, MD  Last Updated: 7/24/2019