Scoliosis Health Center
Scoliosis describes an abnormal, side-to-side, curvature of the spine. The spinal curve may develop as a single curve (shaped like the letter C) or as two curves (shaped like the letter S). In children and teenagers, scoliosis often does not have any noticeable symptoms and may not be noticeable until the curve has progressed significantly. The two most common forms of scoliosis are degenerative scoliosis and idiopathic scoliosis (adolescent). Three orthopedically approved options exist for combating this condition: observation, bracing, or surgery. Which option is the most appropriate requires a proper diagnosis and a strange base of knowledge by both doctor and patient.