National Scoliosis Awareness Month takes place yearly in June with the goal to highlight the growing need for public education, early detection and awareness about scoliosis.

Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that most often is diagnosed in adolescents.

While scoliosis can occur in people with conditions such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, the cause of most childhood scoliosis is unknown. Most cases of scoliosis are mild, but some curves worsen as children grow

Some curves are more severe than others. In moderate to severe cases, scoliosis may be corrected through bracing and/or surgery

Can scoliosis go away?

Unfortunately, there is no straightforward answer, and scoliosis typically does not go away on its own. Scoliosis is progressive, however, in many cases, the amount the curve progresses can be slowed down or reduced with specific exercises and/ or a brace.

Specific exercises and stretches are being recommended more and more as a treatment for mild to moderate scoliosis.

Pilates and yoga routines geared specifically toward those who have impaired spinal flexibility can also serve as a treatment to lessen pain.

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