Scoliosis is the term given to an abnormal or exaggerated curve of the spine and it can occur at any age. Learn more about curved scoliosis causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options.
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Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) causes muscles to become weak. There is no cure, although treatments and support may be available to help people who have SMA.
Muscular dystrophy is a group of diseases affecting the muscles that control movement. Learn more about the different types and treatment options.
Human growth hormone
Human growth hormone is a small protein that travels in the bloodstream to stimulate growth. Learn more about the medical uses of human growth hormone.
Adults with Prader-Willi may experience sleeping and breathing problems, and have an insatiable appetite, which can lead to life-threatening obesity.
Spina bifida is a birth defect that affects a baby’s spine from early pregnancy. Ensuring enough folate in the diet is the best way to reduce the risk of spina bifida.