Scoliosis (Idiopathic, Neuromuscular and Congenital)
Scoliosis is a sideways curve of the spine. This is a common condition that can leave the spine looking like an “S” or a “C,” rather than a straight line down the back. Some curves in the spine are normal and help with balance and the ability to stand upright—it is a sideways curvature of the spine that indicates scoliosis.
Scoliosis usually isn’t life-threatening and children who have it can live normal and active lives. There is no known way to prevent scoliosis, however, treatment can help the condition from getting worse. Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare offers several options for scoliosis treatment.