Scoliosis 

(Sko-lee-OH-sis) is a curvature of the spine. It is usually detected in school screenings in or around fifth grade. Most cases are not a cause for concern as many cases never progress. If a curve does progress, it is treated with a back brace to stop the curve or at least slow it down from progressing too quickly during adolescence. When a curve reaches 50 degrees or more, then surgery is discussed.

Here are some links to additional scoliosis related sites we thought might be of interest:
Other Scoliosis Stories
National Scoliosis Foundation
CT Children’s Medical Center

Scoliosis Research Society
Scoliosis Association, Inc.

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