Talking to Your Doctor About Scoliosis
by Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
Your child has their own health history. Talk with your child's doctor about your child's risks and background with scoliosis. You can take an active role in your child's care by talking openly and often with the doctor.
Tips for Getting Information
Here are some tips that will make it simpler for you to talk to your child's doctor:
Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Your Child's Risk of Getting Scoliosis:
About Treatment Options:
About Lifestyle Changes:
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Congenital scoliosis and kyphosis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dyname.... Updated January 19, 2016. Accessed July 24, 2019.
Idiopathic scoliosis in children and adolescents. Ortho Info—American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons website. Available at: https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases--conditions/idiopathic-scoliosis-in-children-and-adolescents. Updated March 2015. Accessed July 24, 2019.
Infantile and juvenile idiopathic scoliosis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dyname.... Updated March 5, 2018. Accessed July 24, 2019.
Scoliosis in children and adolescents. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Available at: https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/scoliosis. Updated December 30, 2015. Accessed July 24, 2019.
Last reviewed June 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Daniel A. Ostrovsky, MD
Last Updated: 10/18/2019
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