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It can be frightening to learn your child has scoliosis, especially if their spine curvature is severe enough to require surgery. One family shares how they handled the news that their daughter had scoliosis.
Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that measures greater than 10 degrees on an X-ray. The condition is grouped in two general categories based on the age of diagnosis:
Watch this introduction to learn about the signs and symptoms of scoliosis, as well as causes and treatments.
Bracing or casting recommended
Surgery may be recommended
Mark Erickson, MD, Medical Director of our Spine Program, explains the different treatment options for scoliosis.
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From toddlers to teens, our patients come in all ages, and each has their own story to tell.See their stories
"It's extremely scary going through the beginning, but it's amazing how strong our daughters can be."