5 Facts about Scoliosis Every Parent Should Know
Scoliosis is a common spine condition often found in adolescents. Roughly 3 million new cases of the condition are diagnosed in the United States each year, with a majority of them identified as idiopathic scoliosis — a type of scoliosis that presents in children between 10 to 12 years old.
Below, Paul Sponseller, M.D. , pediatric orthopaedic expert and director of the Johns Hopkins Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery , provides five facts about scoliosis that all parents should know before their child’s next physical.