Scoliosis

Scoliosis causes a sideways curve of your backbone, or spine. These curves are often S- or C-shaped. Scoliosis is most common in late childhood and the early teens, when children grow fast. Girls are more likely to have it than boys. It can run in families. Symptoms include leaning to one side and having uneven shoulders and hips. Sometimes it is easy to notice, but not always.

Children may get screening for scoliosis at school or during a checkup. If it looks like there is a problem, your doctor will use your medical and family history, a physical exam, and imaging tests to make a diagnosis. Treatment depends on your age, how much more you're likely to grow, how much curving there is, and whether the curve is temporary or permanent. People with mild scoliosis might only need checkups to see if the curve is getting worse. Others might need to wear a brace or have surgery.

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  1. Scoliosis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Scoliosis causes a sideways curve of your backbone, or spine. These curves are often S- or C-shaped. Scoliosis is most common in late childhood and the ... but not always. Children may get screening for scoliosis at school or during a checkup. If it ...
  2. Horizontal gaze palsy with progressive scoliosis (HGPPS) is a disorder that affects vision and also causes an abnormal curvature of the spine (scoliosis). People ...
  3. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that appears in late childhood or adolescence. Instead of growing straight, ... are also slightly twisted or rotated.Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis appears during the adolescent growth spurt, a time ...
  4. Scoliosis is an abnormal curving of the spine. Your spine is your backbone. It runs straight down ... spine naturally curves a bit. But people with scoliosis have a spine that curves too much. The ...
  5. ... following organizations are good resources for information on scoliosis : American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons -- orthoinfo.aaos.org/ ...
  6. Scoliosis surgery repairs abnormal curving of the spine ( scoliosis ). The goal is to safely straighten your child's ... bone fuses together. Newer types of surgery for scoliosis do not require fusion. Instead, the surgeries use ...
  7. Scoliosis Research Society (Scoliosis Research Society)  
    Scoliosis Research Society Close Menu Member Login Become a Member Home Find a Specialist | Ask a Doc ... a Specialist Ask a Doc Calendar Contact Donate Scoliosis Research Society Dedicated to the optimal care of ...
  8. Scoliosis in Children and Teens From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    From the National Institutes of Health ... National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases ... Scoliosis/Children ... Scoliosis ... Scoliosis is a disorder ...
  9. Scoliosis (For Parents) (Nemours Foundation)  
    idiopathic, scoliosis, spines, curves, curvatures, treating scoliosis, hips, orthopedist, surgery, vertebrae, rotations, bending, nerves, pelvic bones, muscles, school screenings, ...
  10. Abnormal curvature in the spine is known as scoliosis, and generally begins just at the onset of ... growth. Most junior high schools routinely screen for scoliosis because, if caught early, progressive spine curvature can ...
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