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Take the Scoliosis Quiz

Find out how much you know about scoliosis by taking this quiz, based on information from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

1. Most scoliosis with an unknown cause (idiopathic) that occurs in children appears before age 10.
2. In most cases of scoliosis, healthcare providers cannot find the cause.
3. Marfan syndrome and cerebral palsy are two diseases or conditions that can cause a fixed curve in the spine.
4. Spinal curves greater than 10 degrees need medical treatment.
5. The larger the curve in the spine, the more likely it will get worse.
6. Children with scoliosis who have at least 2 years of growth remaining, and who have a spinal curve of 20 to 29 degrees, will probably need to wear a brace.
7. Chiropractic treatment can be used instead of bracing.
8. People with scoliosis should not exercise.
9. Fusion is one way to surgically treat scoliosis.
Online Medical Reviewer: Joseph, Thomas N, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Turley, Raymon Jr. PA-C
Date Last Reviewed: 11/1/2020
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