What Is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a medical condition that causes the spine to curve from side to side (spine curvature). In some cases, the spine also rotates causing one shoulder blade to project (stick out) farther than the other. Scoliosis can affect the thoracic spine (mid-back) and lumbar spine (lower back).
Treatments for Scoliosis
The OHSU Spine Center offers a full range of non-surgical and surgical treatments for scoliosis. Our doctors treat scoliosis with a conservative approach but may recommend surgery depending on your age, type of scoliosis, and how long you have been experiencing symptoms. Our scoliosis treatment options include: