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.
Do you think your child could have a curve in his or her spine? Scoliosis, the medical term for an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine, is most common in children between the ages of 10 and 16. But it can also occur in younger children or adults. “When scoliosis curves, it rotates the ribs, so if … Read More
Many parents remember the days when students lined up in front of the school nurse for a scoliosis check, plus the cumbersome back braces once used to treat this abnormal curvature of the spine. Screenings for scoliosis are still standard practice in pediatricians’ offices and some schools, but today’s treatments are more effective and less … Read More
There’s no escaping the stream of headlines this football season about the effects of repeated concussions on the long-term mental health and mental function of football players. While the concerns behind those headlines focus on concussions involving brain injury, they’re only part of the concussion story in football. Less attention is paid to concussion to … Read More
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Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about scoliosis for children and adults you would like to ask a doctor? Pediatric scoliosis specialist Thomas Kuivila, MD, of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Pediatric Orthopaedics, and an adult scoliosis specialist, Richard Schlenk, MD, of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Spine Health, will answer your questions about … Read More