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Scoliosis

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Scoliosis

A lateral (side-to-side) curvature of the spine, the presence of which is abnormal.It can be disfiguring because when the spine bends to the side, the vertebrae (the individual bones that make up the spine) become twisted and pull the ribs round with them, which sometimes form a "bulge" on the back and cause the shoulder blade to stick out.

Definition from the Scoliosis Association UK

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