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Were You Recently Diagnosed with a Spine Condition? Here’s What You Should Know.
The spine (also called the vertebral column or backbone) is a series of vertebrae extending from the skull down to the small of the back. It encloses the spinal cord and provides support for the thorax and abdomen. Because the spine is complex and comprised of different segments, disease and injury to the back is common.
Scoliosis is a sideways curve of the spine that shows up as an “S” or “C” shape rather than a straight line down the back. It can occur in children, adolescents and adults. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, approximately 2% of the population has scoliosis.
Regardless of the cause, if you have severe pain in your lower, middle or upper back that is affecting your quality of life, you need answers. By accessing our guide, you can learn more about spine condition causes, including scoliosis, risk factors and the latest advancements in spinal treatment so you feel empowered to take control of your health.
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