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Scoliosis is a disorder that causes the spine or backbone to curve, often in an S- or C-shape. There are two types of scoliosis: degenerative scoliosis is caused by degeneration (loss of function) of the joints; idiopathic scoliosis is less severe and can be genetic, but its cause is unknown.
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