Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that most often shows up during childhood growth spurts.
An estimated 6–9 million people* in the U.S., and millions
more worldwide, have scoliosis.
*According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons
As there is often no known cause for scoliosis, early detection is the best way to prevent curve progression. Shriners Hospitals for Children recommends routine scoliosis screenings for all children and adolescents.
Our SpineScreen app detects curves when the phone is moved along a child's back, giving parents a quick way to routinely monitor their child's spine.
Shriners Hospitals for Children offers a wide range of treatment options for scoliosis, tailored to the needs of each individual patient. Treatments range from observation to bracing and surgical procedures.
Read how our innovative scoliosis treatments have changed the lives of some of our patients. These inspiring stories remind us that there are no limits to what our patients can accomplish.
Our scoliosis article, written by Shriners Hospitals for Children team members, will help you better understand what scoliosis is and how to detect it.
Our scoliosis tip card provides information about scoliosis, tips for early detection and how to utilize our SpineScreen app.