Scoliosis | Complications

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Does scoliosis cause any problems?

In most people, the curve in the spine is so small that it causes no problems. Scoliosis doesn't usually cause back pain. In severe cases, the curve may restrict the amount of space available for the lungs and heart to work.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 05/96

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