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
- 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 ScoliosisPlay Video:
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
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.
Karen Wille, P.A.-C.
Mary Teresa "Tresie" Yost, F.N.P.-C.