Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
An International Organization Dedicated to the Education, Research and Treatment of Spinal Deformity
Our Mission is to Foster Optimal Care for All Patients with Spinal Deformities

Answers to Questions Commonly Asked by Patients

  1. A lack of calcium will not cause scoliosis.
  2. Poor posture does not cause scoliosis.
  3. Carrying a heavy book bag does not cause scoliosis.
  4. Scoliosis is minimally painful in adolescence, but can become so in adulthood.
  5. Braces do not make the spine straight.
  6. Smoking does interfere with bone healing.
  7. The metal implant (spinal instrumentation) does not rust, and is not subject to rejection by the body.
  8. Surgery does not interfere with normal childbearing, nor does mild or moderate scoliosis.
  9. Spinal deformities are not contagious.
  10. At present, there is no known prevention for spinal deformities.
Congenital Scoliosis
Early Onset Scoliosis
About Early Onset Scoliosis
Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis
Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome
Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis
Idiopathic Scoliosis