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Best Ways to Recognize Scoliosis 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

How a Magnetic System Eases the Need for Scoliosis Surgery

Stanley Wesemeyer, age 6, may not understand how the magnetic rod in his back treats his scoliosis. But he was definitely looking forward to attending Cub Scout camp for the first time ever this summer — instead of having surgery. Wesemeyer had early-onset scoliosis, which left him with a severe curve in his spine by … Read More

Your Child and Pediatric Scoliosis: 5 Facts

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

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