Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, between 1 and 3% of people suffer from this in the USA alone. Help to find a cure and save people from Chronic pain on a daily basis
Scoliosis is a common orthopaedic condition affecting spinal alignment, growth, and function. A wide variety of conditions, many of which affect the neuromuscular system (eg, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy), are associated with the development of scoliosis.
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) develops in approximately 1% to 3% of the population, primarily in minor forms that do not become progressive or problematic in later life. However, a small percentage of curves do progress to a range that warrants treatment with either an orthosis or surgical arthrodesis. Bracing to prevent and /or limit scoliosis progression is an option only in the growing patient with a moderate curve (25º to 45º). Surgical treatment is considered for patients with curves greater than 40º to 50º.
The purpose of this cause is to keep bringing awareness to the condition Scoliosis, many people are still suffering from Scoliosis whether they had surgery or not for correction.
It would be nice if the medical world could finally tell their patients why they have Scoliosis, what causes it and how they plan to treat this condition for the future.
Please help support this cause and raise awareness of Scoliosis so that parents can act fast to help prevent this painful curvature of the spine.
1. Majority of diagnosed Scoliosis is unknown
2. Scoliosis affects the whole body