Scoliosis - resources

Resources - scoliosis

The following organizations are good resources for information on scoliosis:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons --
  • US National Library of Medicine, Genetics Home Reference --
  • National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases --
  • Scoliosis Research Society --

Abnormal curvature in the spine is known as scoliosis, and generally begins just at the onset of puberty and progresses during the period of rapid growth. Most junior high schools routinely screen for scoliosis because, if caught early, progressive spine curvature can be prevented. Scoliosis affects girls much more frequently than boys.