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5 Surprising Facts About Adult Scoliosis

You may have more power over adult scoliosis than you think. Doctors can offer you various treatment options, and there are things you can do to help yourself. Here are five things you might be surprised to hear about adult scoliosis. Surprise #1: If you are diagnosed with scoliosis, you probably won’t need surgery When … 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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Back Braces Shown to Slow Spinal Curvature in Kids

A new study has found that for many children with the spinal deformity scoliosis, wearing a back brace may significantly improve their condition — even helping to avoid the need for surgery. Scoliosis is curvature of the spine that can occur in children from 10 years old through maturity. It is one of the most … Read More

Chat With a Doctor: Scoliosis

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