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Straight talk on scoliosis

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.

Get screened now


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.

Download the free SpineScreen app beginning August 1, 2017.


Our care


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.


Ahead of the curve


Shriners Hospitals offers low-dose radiation X-rays across the hospital system. See if our fast, stress-free, low-dose radiation exams are right for your child.




Our Straight Talk on Scoliosis article, written by Shriners Hospitals for Children experts, 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.


Find a location


There are 20 Shriners Hospitals throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada that treat scoliosis. Find one near you.