Scoliosis is a common spinal condition affecting about 7 million people in the U.S. Find out who is at risk, and signs you should watch for in your child.
Have you ever bent over to grab something only to be paralyzed by sharp back pain? If you haven’t had a fall or experienced any other trauma and you’re beyond age 60, another possible reason is a compression fracture. It’s more common in postmenopausal women, but it can happen in men too.
If your child has scoliosis, wearing a back brace can help improve their condition and may even help them avoid surgery.