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Girl with curved spine defies doctors

3rd November 2010

A girl who was warned her curved spine could leave her in a wheelchair has defied doctors and taken up break dancing.

Mia Latham, 13, was diagnosed with an S-shaped spine when she was 11 and was told she would need metal rods inserted into her back to prevent damage to her heart and lungs. But after taking up yoga try to straighten her spine Mia, from Dawlish in Devon, says the intense programme of exercises has managed to reduce the curve and doctors have said there is now no need for her to have the operation.

 

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