Scoliosis Research Society
SRS: Scoliosis Research Society

Scoliosis Research Society

Dedicated to the optimal care of patients with spinal deformity

Patient Brochures

The Scoliosis Research Society’s patient education brochures offer individuals a quality resource developed by experts in the field. Each brochure covers topics such as causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

The brochures are available as Adobe Acrobat PDF files, which may be downloaded immediately. If you would like to order multiple copies for your office, please download the order form below and email or fax the completed form to the Scoliosis Research Society. Only the brochures indicated as available for purchase can be ordered. All booklets are $1.00 each.

Click here to download the order form

Return form via Email: or Fax: (414) 276-3349

Early Onset Scoliosis Sagittal Spinal Alignment (Download Only)
A Handbook for Patients and Health Care Providers
The Adult Deformity Committee of the Scoliosis Research Society has prepared this handbook to provide patients and health care providers with a better understanding of their spinal condition, what treatment options are available and to supplement the information and options provided by treating medical
professionals. This 29-page handbook includes answers to FAQs and a glossary of medical terms. 
Download a PDF
Early Onset Scoliosis Surgery for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Frequently Asked Questions (Download Only)
A Handbook for Patients and Health Care Providers
This 7-page Q & A style educational handbook features answers developed by scoliosis experts to questions patients and the families of patients undergoing surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis commonly ask. The handbook includes sections on all stages of the surgery, from pre-op preparation to going home and returning to normal life to long term concerns.
Download a PDF 1,705KB
Early Onset Scoliosis Osteoporosis and the Spine (Download Only)
A Handbook for Patients and Health Care Providers
A 7-page handbook prepared by The Scoliosis Research Society’s Patient Education committee to provide patients with a better understanding of osteoporosis and the spine. The handbook includes images and explains what osteoporosis is, the signs of osteoporosis and how it is diagnosed and treated.
Download a PDF 2,764KB
Early Onset Scoliosis Cervical Spinal Deformity (Download Only)
A Handbook for Patients and Health Care Providers
A 10-page handbook with images that explains what the cervical spine is and what cervical deformity is. The handbook includes signs, causes, treatment options, risks of surgery and more for cervical spinal deformity. The handbook also includes answers to commonly asked questions and a glossary of medical terms.
Download a PDF 3,642KB
Early Onset Scoliosis Early Onset Scoliosis
A Handbook for Patients

A 15-page handbook that discusses the basics of Early Onset Scoliosis including Infantile and Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis; Congenital, Neuromuscular and Syndromic Scoliosis; as well as Non-Surgical and Surgical Treatment options. Includes photographs. Available for purchase (8.5"x11").
Download a PDF 2,853 KB
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
A Handbook for Patients

A 12-page comprehensive handbook intended to educate patients and families of patients about Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. The handbook includes images, a glossary of medical terms and answers to frequently asked questions. Topics include: What is Scoliosis and Who Gets It, Causes of AIS, Classification, Signs and Symptoms, Diagnosis, Natural History, Curve Progression, Non-Surgical Management and Surgical Treatment. Available for purchase (8.5”x11”).
Download a PDF 10,910 KB 
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Spinal Deformity: Kyphosis
A Handbook for Patients

A 7-page informational handbook with images that defines kyphosis and explains the different classifications of kyphosis. The handbook covers the signs and causes of kyphosis, indications for treatment, treatment options and commonly asked questions. Available for purchase (8.5”x11”).
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Spinal Deformity: Congenital Scoliosis Spinal Deformity: Congenital Scoliosis (Download Only)
A Handbook for Patients
A 10-page handbook that discusses the causes, different types and the problems that can occur with congenital scoliosis. The handbook also explains evaluation and treatment options for Congenital Scoliosis. Includes photographs. Available for purchase (8.5”x11”).
Download a PDF 10,910 KB 
Spinal Deformity: Congenital Scoliosis and Kyphosis Spinal Deformity: Congenital Scoliosis and Kyphosis
A Handbook for Patients and Parents

A 12-page handbook that discusses the signs and causes of congenital spinal deformities, associated conditions, treatment options, and a glossary of terms. Available for purchase (8.5”x5.5”).
Download a PDF 776 KB
Spinal Deformity: Congenital Scoliosis and Kyphosis Screening Procedure Guidelines for Spinal Deformity
Recommendations for Examiners

A 7-page handbook that covers reason, organization and procedures for spinal screening. Signs of spinal deformity, as seen in both standing and forward bending positions, are illustrated and discussed. Includes sample screening form. Available for purchase (9”x6”).
Download a PDF 624 KB
Aging Spine Aging Spine
A Handbook for Patients

An 8-page brochure discusses causes and treatments of osteoporosis and compression fractures, as well as osteoarthritis and other degenerative conditions of the spine. Available for purchase (9”x6”).
Download a PDF 858KB


Standard (UPS Ground - allow 2-4 weeks for delivery)
Single brochure order $0.50/brochure
Multiple brochure order $10.00/50 brochures or $30.00/200 brochures

Rush Orders (UPS 2nd Day Delivery)
Add $20.00 to shipping charges 

AAOS - Scoliosis in Children (English) (Download Only)
Co-endorsed by the Scoliosis Research Society
A 4-page printable handout explains the anatomic conditions and causes of scoliosis. Discusses warning signs and the importance of early detection. Provides an overview of treatment options.
Download a PDF 568KB