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About Scoliosis
Scoliosis can affect infants, children, and adults. It can affect boys as well as girls, but there is a much higher incidence of adolescent scoliosis among females. In fact, girls are seven times more likely than boys to develop a more severe curvature to their spines. There are an estimated one million teenagers suffering from scoliosis in the United States. To date, there is no known cure, although there are surgical procedures which can remedy some of the problems associated with scoliosis.

Center for Young Women’s Health
A general guide from Children’s Hospital of Boston that addresses the most commonly asked questions by teens about surgery.

Scoliosis Research Society
The Mission of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) is to foster optimal care of the patient with any disorder that may affect the shape, alignment or function of the spine, throughout life. The SRS accomplishes this, through education, research, advocacy and ethical practice.

National Scoliosis Foundation
The National Scoliosis Foundation (NSF) is a patient-led nonprofit organization dedicated since 1976 to helping children, parents, adults, and health-care providers to understand the complexities of spinal deformities such as scoliosis.

Scoliosis Association
The Scoliosis Association, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer non-medical organization. Since 1974, they have been helping those with scoliosis by providing information and having support groups and information lines.

When Life Throws You a Curve
One Girl's Triumph Over Scoliosis.Elizabeth Golden led the life of a typical 13-year-old girl, spending time with her friends, schoolwork, and sports until a routine checkup revealed two curvatures in her spine. Diagnosed with Scoliosis, Golden kept a diary throughout her treatment, major surgery and long uphill climb to a complete recovery.

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