Scoliosis


Scoliosis/spinal deformity is a sideways curve of the spine that shows up as an “S” or “C” shape rather than a straight line down the back. It can occur in children, adolescents and adults. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, approximately 2% of the population has scoliosis.

 

Scoliosis deformity
Scoliosis deformity
Symptoms vary with age of onset and severity of the curvature. Many people have some degree of curvature of the spine, or scoliosis, yet experience little or no discomfort. Those with more severe scoliosis may experience back pain, disfigurement and nerve compression that can cause numbness, weakness and leg pain, especially upon standing or walking. 
Diagnosing Scoliosis
Diagnosing Scoliosis
Scoliosis is usually diagnosed by a combination of physical examination and specialized X-rays.During the physical examination, the physician looks for the degree of rotation in the curvature of the spine as well as secondary changes in other parts of the body.
Treating Scoliosis
Treating Scoliosis
While many with scoliosis mistakenly believe there is no treatment option available to them or that as an adult their scoliosis cannot be treated, BSW Center offers new hope. 
 
Scoliosis FAQs
Scoliosis FAQs
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with scoliosis, we know you have many questions. We’re here to help. Learn answers to the most common questions by clicking the link below.  If you have further questions, please call the Baylor Scoliosis Center at 972.985.2797.
Patient education
Patient education
Learn more about Baylor Scott & White Scoliosis Center pediatric services by downloading a printable version of our brochure.
PEDIATRICS
PEDIATRICS
Learn more about Baylor Scott & White Scoliosis Center pediatric services by downloading a printable version of our brochure.
 

 

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