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Scoliosis Treatment

Scoliosis is sometimes referred to as “curvature of the spine.” In scoliosis, the spine makes an abnormal, side-to-side curve. Often, the cause of scoliosis is unknown. But what we do know is that poor posture does not cause scoliosis.

 

Scoliosis Treatment: What You Need to Know

Dr. Sponseller holding a model of a deformed spine
  • Scoliosis is often first diagnosed in children, but treatment and monitoring may be lifelong.
  • Early intervention yields the best results when treating scoliosis.
  • Common signs of scoliosis include a difference in shoulder height when viewed from the back, a head that is not centered with the rest of the body, or a difference in hip height or position.
  • Scoliosis usually doesn’t cause pain.
  • Bracing is a common treatment for scoliosis. In severe cases, surgery may be required.
 
 

More About Scoliosis

Scoliosis Overview for Patients and Healthcare Providers

Spine surgeon Amit Jain, M.D., gives a case presentation of a 13-year-old patient with idiopathic scoliosis.

Bracing for Scoliosis

14-year-old Nora describes her everyday experience using a brace to prevent her scoliosis from worsening.

 
 

Our Scoliosis Specialists

Our Physicians

Advanced Practitioners

Meet our supporting staff of physician assistants and nurse practitioners who play a key role in providing care to our patients and their families:

  • Kristen Venuti, C.R.N.P.

    photo of Kristen Venuti
  • Karen Wille, P.A.-C.

    headshot of Karen Wille
  • Mary Teresa "Tresie" Yost, F.N.P.-C.

    photo of Tresie Yost
 
 
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