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Have back problem, scoliosis. What are treatment options?

I am 16 years old and have the back problem, scoliosis. I am very aware of the shape of my back and this can prevent me from wearing certain clothes and feeling confident as some people at school can point it out. I also have a very achey back which sometimes hurts so much-sometimes when I bend my back can feel like it's locking and standing back up is nearly impossible. Sometimes a heat pack works but I am quite scared about my future!
Asked On : Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Scoliosis is an abnormal curve of the spine or back bone. In most cases, the cause of scoliosis is unknown [ idiopathic ].
There are several types of scoliosis based on the cause and age when the curve develops. It is more common in girls than boys. It can be seen at any age, but it is most common in those over 10 years of age.
Depending on the severity of the curve and the risk for it getting worse, scoliosis can be treated with observation, bracing or surgery.
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