Scoliosis is a defined as a side to side deviation or curvature of the spine when viewing the body from the front or back. It is normal for people to have some curvature of the spine. Mild spinal curvatures allow us to have rounded shoulders and a mild amount of swayback to our lower spine. Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature to the spine that causes the spine to both curve and twist. Scoliosis may occur at any age and in many different types of people.
Our pediatric orthopedic surgeons specialize in treating our younger patients (under 21 years of age) with all forms of scoliosis and other spinal disorders. Our extensive experience in spinal bracing and casting provides patients with nonsurgical alternatives for scoliosis to prevent or delay surgery. Some patients however will require surgery to prevent long term problems with the spine, lungs, or other organs. Learn more about pediatric scoliosis treatment.
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