What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis What is Scoliosis? The Spine The spine is a column of small bones, or vertebrae , that support the entire upper body. The column is grouped into three sections of vertebrae: * •*The* cervical (C) vertebrae are the five spinal bones that support the neck.

Scoliosis and Marfan Syndrome

22 Manhasset Avenue Port Washington, NY 11050 516-883-8712 800-8-MARF AN 516-883-8040 (fax) www.mar What is scoliosis? Scoliosis is a curving of the spine to one side.

The Spinal Connection

The Spinal Connection "Twenty Seven Years of Service to the Scoliosis Community" WINTER 2003 NATIONALSCOLIOSIS FOUNDATION VOL.19, NO. 1 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION U.S. POSTAGE PAID RANDOLPH, MA PERMIT NO. 85 Paul Sponseller MD, Baltimore Chairman, Etiology Committee, Scoliosis ...

What Is Scoliosis?

1 Fast Facts: An Easy-to-Read Series of Publications for the Public U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases National Institutes of Health 1 AMS Circle Bethesda, Maryland 20892-3675 Phone: 301-495 ...

What Is Scoliosis?

Page 6 Breakthrough - Spring 2005 What Is Scoliosis? A Q & Answers to Members' Questions Scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, is common in children and adults who have OI.


The spine is made up of a series bones called "vertebrae". These vertebrae are connected to each other by discs and connective tissue. These vertebrae make up different sections of the spine from top to bottom.

What is Scoliosis?

What is Scoliosis? Dr. Paul Sponseller, Orthopedic Surgeon, Kennedy Krieger Institute and co-director of their OI Clinic provided the information for this article.

Scoliosis, Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome, and Adolescents

When an adolescent is diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis, their curve is measured and a treatment plan is developed. Treatment for scoliosis depends on the child's age, the skeletal maturation, and the location, degree, classification, and progression of the curve.

By Erik Dalton

62 MASSAGE & BODYWORK • APRIL/MAY2006 By Erik Dalton Figure1—Scoliosis. If discovered in time, this commonly seen functional scoliosis responds well to manual therapyas leg length discrepancy, pelvic balance and related compensat ions are assessed and corrected.


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