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  • deformity
  • Stopping the progression of the scoliosis can prevent the loss of function in many activities of daily living by maintaining range of motion, preventing deformity of the rib cage, and reducing pain during activities such as bending or lifting. (wikipedia.org)
  • Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) is a non-profit, professional, international organization, made up of physicians and allied health personnel, whose purpose is to "care for those with spinal deformity throughout life by patient care, education, research and patient advocacy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Furthermore, as an organization dedicated to the study and treatment of spinal deformity, the SRS periodically releases position statements and holds symposia on various topics of interest, such as bracing, intraoperative neuromonitoring, and school scoliosis screening. (wikipedia.org)
  • Treatment
  • Some people who have scoliosis need treatment. (nih.gov)
  • They see lots of teens with scoliosis and can decide if you need treatment. (kidshealth.org)
  • A new version of a treatment for the curving of the backbone called early-onset scoliosis can help some very young kids avoid repeat surgeries. (uhhospitals.org)
  • During the past several decades, a large variety of bracing devices have been developed for the treatment of scoliosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Disability caused by scoliosis, as well as physical limitations during recovery from treatment-related surgery, often affects an individual's ability to perform self-care activities. (wikipedia.org)
  • less than 20
  • Because scoliotic people have higher joint laxity compared to non-scoliotic people, they are drawn toward gymnastics but the practice of gymnastics for less than 20 hours training per week does not cause scoliosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • affects
  • Scoliosis affects 2-3 percent of the population, or an estimated six to nine million people in the United States. (aans.org)
  • cases
  • In addition to the common lordosis, it has been suggested that between 20-30% of patients with Scheuermann's Disease also have scoliosis, though most cases are negligible. (wikipedia.org)
  • Research Society
  • The Scoliosis Research Society website serves as an educational resource to patients, and a professional resource for health care providers. (wikipedia.org)
  • The "Find a Specialist" section offers patients access to the entire list of members of the Scoliosis Research Society, as well as their practice locations, contact information, and areas of expertise. (wikipedia.org)
  • For health care professionals, the Scoliosis Research Society website contains educational materials, outcomes questionnaires, meeting schedules, and research opportunities. (wikipedia.org)
  • Scoliosis Research Society, September 1992. (wikipedia.org)