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National Scoliosis Awareness Month takes place yearly in June with the goal to highlight the growing need for public education, early detection and awareness about scoliosis and its prevalence within the community. The campaign also unites scoliosis patients, families, physicians, clinicians, institutions and related businesses in collaborative partnerships of local activities, events and grassroots networking throughout the month.

National Scoliosis Awareness Month Campaign Objectives:

  • To highlight the importance of early detection and the effectiveness of bracing as early, non-operative care. 
  • To have every state, district and commonwealth to officially declare by proclamation their observance of National Scoliosis Awareness Month during the month of June.
  • Increase public awareness of scoliosis and related spinal conditions through educational and advocacy campaigns of local activities, and community events during the month of June and throughout year.
  • Unite scoliosis patients, families, physicians, and clinicians in a collaborative partnership that educate, and advocate, for patient care, patient screening, patient privacy, and patient protection
  • Build networks of community collaborations and alliances to help sustain and grow the campaign

Help Support the National Scoliosis Awareness Month Campaign

Every year, SRS sends requests to all US governors asking them to proclaim June as National Scoliosis Awareness Month. SRS invites all scoliosis patients, family members and advocates to support this request by sending in their own letters of support. You can use this link to the National Governors Association (NGA) to find the name and contact information to send your letter to your state’s governor.

What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a condition of side-to-side spinal curves that measure greater than 10º. On an x-ray, the spine of a person with scoliosis looks more like an "S" or a "C" than a straight line. These curves may cause your shoulders or hips to be uneven, depending on where your curves are located in your spine.

Idiopathic scoliosis is by far the most common kind of scoliosis. "Idiopathic" means that the cause is not known, and it develops most frequently in preteens or teen-agers. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is 10 times more common in girls than boys!


Infantile idiopathic scoliosis is found in children ages 0 to 3.


Juvenile idiopathic scoliosis is found in in children ages 4 to 10.


Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is found in adolescents ages 11 to 18.


Adult idiopathic scoliosis is found in patients older than 18.

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