3. Curvature of the Spine
Scoliosis or curvature of the spine is a common symptom of spinal muscular atrophy. Usually affecting those who have either type 2 or 3 SMA, the curvature occurs because the muscles in the back are not strong enough to fully support the spine as the child grows.
Scoliosis can be corrected by surgery but before this, wearing a back brace can help keep the spine rigid as the bones grow.
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