What is scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a disorder where the spine is curved laterally, or away from center, and is typically coupled with rotation of the vertebrae and perhaps changes in the sagittal plane, hence, scoliosis is a 3-dimensional spinal condition.

Scoliosis strikes most frequently during adolescence, about 85% of scoliosis diagnoses. Onset in adolescence is known as adolescent idiopathic scoliosis or AIS. Infantile scoliosis is diagnosed before three/four years of age, and juvenile scoliosis between age three/four and nine/ten years.

Scoliosis, in some cases, may go undetected until adulthood. Generally, the earlier the onset of scoliosis, the higher the risk of curve progression.

It is our intention to offer resources to parents and patients in search of answers to the problems of scoliosis progression, and perhaps pain.

Please link to the following topics of interest about scoliosis and feel free to contact us with your general, non-surgical scoliosis questions.