Closer to a Cure
One Degree at a Time
The Scoliosis Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit
organization, is dedicated to its mission of providing
charitable services and research funding for the prevention,
treatment and education of scoliosis in young children.
Scoliosis is a medical condition in which a person's spine is curved from side to
side and may also be rotated. On an x-ray, viewed from the rear, the spine of an
individual with scoliosis may look more like an "S" or a "C" than a straight line.
It is typically classified as either congenital (caused by vertebral anomalies
present at birth), idiopathic (cause unknown, sub-classified as infantile, juvenile,
adolescent, or adult according to when onset occurred) or neuromuscular
(having developed as a secondary symptom of another condition, such as
spina-bifida, cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy or physical trauma).
Scoliotic curves of 10° or less affect 3-5 out of every 1,000 people. The
prevalence of curves less than 20° is about equal in males and females. 2% of
women and 0.5% of men are affected by Scoliosis. It is most common during
late childhood, particularly in girls. This condition affects approximately 7
million people in the United States.
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