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Scoliosis. Artwork of the vertebrae of a human backbone (spinal column, right) in scoliosis (sideways twisting of the spine), and the spinal curvature shown on a human figure (left). Scoliosis can develop during childhood, and the treatment depends on the cause. Treatment ranges from corrective back braces to surgical intervention to straighten the spine.
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