Scoliosis: Teens Talk (Video)

Scoliosis: Teens Talk (Video)

Espanol ButtonCorinne, 17, is a cross-country runner. She was diagnosed with scoliosis at age 7. Megan, 17, loves swimming and has had scoliosis since age 13.

In this video, both teens talk about what it was like to have scoliosis, and how treatment helped them look and feel better.





Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

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