Welcome to the Information Page
When you first get diagnosed with scoliosis, it can be overwhelming. Where should you look for information? What should you expect with bracing? Can I still play sports? We want this page to be a source of information for you and your family. We hope that with this page, you have a better understanding of scoliosis and what to expect as you move forward on your scoliosis journey.
For some people, a scoliosis diagnosis comes as a shock. You might not have even known what scoliosis was before you found out that you had it. Here, you will find more information about scoliosis along with explanations of different words or phrases that you may hear at the doctor's office.
Being measured and fit with your scoliosis brace can be a bit overwhelming at times. You will receive lots of information during your appointments. If you don't remember all of it, don't sweat it. Here you will find just about everything you need to know about wearing and taking care of your scoliosis brace.
Physical Therapy and Exercise Information
What does your scoliosis mean for physical activity? Here, you will find tips for how to be smart with your scoliosis when you are exercising and playing sports. You will also find information about the Schroth Method, a type of physical therapy specifically designed for patients with scoliosis.
Sometimes, surgery cannot be avoided. Some curves are just aggressive, and some are already at a surgical magnitude when they are found. We want you to feel supported during every part of your scoliosis journey. Here, you will find some information about what to expect going into your scoliosis surgery.
Once you find out you have scoliosis, you will begin having x-rays to see what your curve looks like and then to check on your curve and see if it has changed. A lot of big decisions are made based on your x-rays, so it's completely normal to get a little nervous when you go in for another x-ray. On this page, we hope to answer some of your questions about x-rays and help you feel more comfortable with the x-ray process.
Causes of Idiopathic Scoliosis
All in all, researchers are learning more and more every day about what contributes to the development and progression of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. In this blog post, we’ll look at what things are correlated to scoliosis and what you should do with that information.