Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Scoliosis Resources and Facts

Scoliosis 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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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.

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.

Offers publications, research project details and related scolliosis links of interest.

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.

Find out about regional scoliosis meetings along with an online discussion forum and the latest news.

Details of why the screening for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is not recommended by the UK National Screening Committee and NHS Screening Programmes in England. Last updated on the finding of 2016.