Can scoliosis be prevented?

Scoliosis cannot be prevented. Whether or not you develop scoliosis primarily depends on your genetic make-up.

Although scoliosis cannot be prevented, there are still aspects of the condition that you can control.

You can control how early the scoliosis is diagnosed. To do this, it is important to monitor the spine during the average age of onset, 10-15 years old. If scoliosis runs in your family, understand that there is a 30% likelihood that it will affect others members of the family as well.

Early diagnosis is the most important factor in scoliosis treatment. If scoliosis is diagnosed early, there are many more options available for treatment.

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