Scoliosis can be confusing, especially when you are first diagnosed. I was diagnosed young, so I didn’t do a ton of research myself, but my parents did. However, as I’ve grown up and become more curious about my spine and brace, I have found a few very handy resources that give the factual side of scoliosis. So here is a compiled list of some of mine and my parent’s favorite research websites. Reading the facts can make scoliosis seem scary, so it is important to, when doing research, that we are bent, not broken! :)
Mayo Clinic: Scoliosis Symptoms and Causes
This Mayo Clinic Summary provides a great general debriefing of scoliosis . It also provides a little bit of insight into the causes and symptoms of scoliosis.
Mayo Clinic: Diagnosis and Treatment
As you can probably tell, I'm a fan of Mayo Clinic when it comes to early research. It is easy to understand and can be great for some basic information. This page is all about diagnosis and treatment.
Scoliosis Research Society
Scoliosis Research Society is a great resource with a lot of information. An added bonus is that the website can be viewed in several different languages. Under the Patients and Families tab, there is a lot of great general information.