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Optimizing Curve Correction With A Three-Dimensional Approach
The CD HORIZON® LEGACY™ Spinal System and Vertebral Column Manipulation (VCM) Instrument Set enables surgeons to address all three dimensions of spinal curve correction. Learn More

Take a Load Off: Backpack Safety for Spinal Health
A heavy or carelessly carried backpack can lead to back pain or neck pain. Learn spine-saving tips for backpack safety. Read More

What to Wear over Your Scoliosis Brace
Forget the sweatshirts and stretch pants — today's fashions make it easier than ever to look great in a brace. Read More

Types of Braces
There are a variety of braces that are available for treating scoliosis; your doctor will prescribe the one that's right for you based on the type, location and degree of your curve. Read More

Keep Your Scoliosis Brace And Skin Well-Maintained And Healthy!
Maintaining your brace properly can help keep you comfortable and on schedule with your scoliosis treatment. Read More

Could a Clinical Trial be Right for You?
A clinical trial is a study of a new treatment before it becomes available to the general public. If you are interested in a clinical trial, there are several factors to consider before making a decision. Read More

Preparing for Recovery
As you prepare yourself mentally to undergo scoliosis surgery, you also need to prepare yourself for the recovery period that will follow your operation. Read More

Living with the Emotional Side of Scoliosis
Nancy L. Cantor, Ph.D.
Answers the concerns both parents and teens have about scoliosis. Read More

Scoliosis Gene Discovery Project
Pinpointing the physical location of a gene is the first step in deciphering what a gene does and how it may cause a certain disease, such as scoliosis. iScoliosis.com interviews Dr. Ken Ward, Chief Scientist for Emergen Labs. Read More

The Genetics of Scoliosis
John T. Smith, M.D.
Despite a tremendous amount of scientific research, the causes of some types of scoliosis remain largely unknown. Read More

Pain Management FAQs
Alan Gartrell, M.D.
Dr. Gartrell answers frequently asked questions about the pain management associated with scoliosis and scoliosis surgery. Read More

Scoliosis Screening
John T. Smith, M.D.
Sohrab Gollogly, M.D.
Information to help with the screening of scoliosis including an interactive self-assessment test. Read More

A Parent's Guide: Coping with your Child's Scoliosis
John T. Smith, M.D.
Scoliosis is a problem that develops insidiously, usually during a child's adolescent growth spurt. Imagine sitting at home and seeing your daughter walk in to the room, when you notice for the first time that her shoulders are uneven. Even though you see her every day, eating dinner, doing homework, talking on the phone and playing with friends, you never noticed. Another way that parents first become aware their child has scoliosis comes as the result of school screening and a letter brought home by their child. Read More

  • Published: June 20, 2002
  • Updated: April 17, 2009