Monday, May 20, 2024

Scoliosis Resources and Facts

Scoliosis (curvature of the spine) is a condition where the spine is curved usually in an “S” or “C” shape, this can happen at any age but mostly becomes apparent between the ages of 10 to 15 or as the result of other conditions such as spina bifida, spinal muscular atrophy, trauma or cerebral palsy. Treatment does not usually improve scoliosis and it often not required especially if the condition is mild.

Other signs of scoliosis include uneven shoulders, leaning to one side or a visible curved spine. Most people with the condition live normal, pain free lives and participate in most activities and sports without problems.  Find a range of scoliosis resources, information, condition facts and research websites listed in this dedicated section of ABLEize.  These resources are researched and listed free for the benefit of others, if you found these scoliosis sites of interest please pass the page details on to others so they can also benefit from them.

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Sun newspaper report on Princess Eugenie’s curvature of the spine with details of the condition, how scoliosis is diagnosed and treated. Includes images.

Facts information, treatment and self help guides from the NHS with a detailed overview of the condition. Site includes living with scoliosis information and explains when you should consult your GP.

An official scoliosis site offering patient stories, video clips, FAQ and articles. Includes exercises and treatment details.

Highlighting the different types scoliosis and the options of surgery for people with spinal muscular atrophy.

A multi lingual site highlighting information and research details for patients, family members and professionals. Site also includes an in depth description of the condition with news about the condition and patients stories.

Information the about scoliosis also know as curvature of the spine. Explains the most common problems for wheelchair users including seating position tips.

A dedicated scoliosis website founded to represent surgeons, healthcare workers and researchers interested in the nature of and treatment of scoliosis. Includes downloads and related links.