Learning your child has a spine condition like scoliosis or kyphosis typically raises many questions. Monitoring its progression as your child grows raises even more. Within our Parents Section, discover practical explanations of a range of spine topics and become empowered to help make the best decisions for your child.
Discovering that you have scoliosis can feel scary, but a curve in your back doesn't define you. You may be dealing with a brace, an upcoming surgery or just the unknown. You have questions, and we have answers. In our Adolescents Section, find resources, remedies and support—including real-life stories of patients like you.
Whether you've developed the condition in childhood or as an adult, the aging process can cause or intensify symptoms of scoliosis or a related condition. Abnormal curvature of the spine and other spine conditions affect patients of all ages, even those well into their 60s, 70s or 80s. So if you find yourself requiring treatment, you are not alone. In our Adults Section, you’ll find answers and support.
Megan's Story: Idiopathic Scoliosis
Prior to surgery, at the age of 13, Megan was number one in her division in Missouri in Full Contact Olympic Sport Taekwondo. She also had scoliosis.
Joshua's Story: Milwaukee Brace for Kyphosis
After only 6 months, Joshua's kyphosis curve has been reduced from 71 degrees to 49 degrees.
Your support can change the lives of others with spinal deformities!
100 percent of all donations to the Scoliosis Research Society’s (SRS) Research, Education Outreach (REO) Fund are used entirely for research, outreach programs, and educational scholarships and fellowships seeking improved treatments, the causes and possible prevention of spinal deformities. Operating funds for SRS come from membership dues, educational meetings and courses, publication sales and other sources.
With your support, SRS can continue to support and offer necessary educational opportunities, beneficial research grants and maintain effective advocacy efforts that will change the lives of those living with spinal deformities.