According to the Scoliosis Research Society, approximately 30% of all individuals diagnosed with scoliosis have a family history of the disease. This is why researchers and physicians believe it has a genetic component.

“The severity can vary significantly from generation to generation,” says Dr. Jason Eck, an orthopedic surgeon with Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopedics.

Source: Healthscope Magazine (2016, May). Six Facts About Scoliosis Every patient Should Know.