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
Neuromuscular scoliosis is usually first identified during a standard physical examination by a pediatrician, noticed by a child's parents, or during a full workup for the child's neuromuscular condition. The physical examination will be followed by a series of x-rays, which allow for a more exact measurement of the possible presence and severity of one or more curves. A full neurologic exam of the back and limbs will be performed to ensure that no other spinal conditions are present and that the spinal cord is not being affected by the presence of the abnormal curvature, if it is not already affected by the underlying condition. Occasionally, a spinal MRI (another radiological imaging technique) will be taken to in addition to the spinal X-rays.