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Our curated resources provide support to nurses, teachers, volunteers and other professionals. NSF also provides case management to patients in need of support.

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From industry newsletters to medical updates to youth fashion tips, the National Scoliosis Foundation curates a rich supply of helpful materials, links and mailing lists for all ages and walks of life.

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Join our diverse, online community of people affected by abnormal spinal curvatures. Our free-and-open public forum provides a venue for shared stories, complex conversations, and daily encouragement.

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Your generous financial support empowers and advocates for those living with abnormal spinal curvatures. The National Scoliosis Foundation — a 501(c)(3) nonprofit — is dedicated to minimizing the effects of scoliosis through early detection and treatment, public awareness, patient education and support, and research. Together, with your help, we can continue to make a difference.

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Educational Screening Information

Here at the National Scoliosis Foundation, we are striving to bring you the most up-to-date information on the policies your state has in place for Scoliosis Screeing in schools. Our Goal is to achieve a 100% screening rate for early detections.


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Founded by Patients, for Patients

The National Scoliosis Foundation (NSF) is a patient-led nonprofit organization dedicated since 1976 to helping children, parents, adults, and health-care providers to understand the complexities of spinal deformities such as scoliosis. Severe scoliosis impacts the quality of life, putting pressure on the heart, diminishing lung capacity, and limiting physical activity. Thankfully, through early detection and treatment advances, the worst effects of scoliosis may be prevented.We are involved in all aspects of scoliosis support, whether the issue is early detection through screening programs, treatment methods, pain management, or patient care. Our focus is on promoting public awareness, providing reliable information, fostering ongoing research in the field, and educating and nurturing the community of those affected by scoliosis.

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Our community of Parents, Patients, Experts, and other Concerned Individuals are invited to share and discuss information through our monitored forum.

 

 

 

Recent News

Nasal Swab Screening for Staphylococcus aureus in Spinal Deformity Patients Treated With Growing Rods.

Luhmann SJ , Smith JC. Abstract BACKGROUND: Surgical-site infections are one of the most concerning complications in patients treated with growing rods (GR). The purpose of this study was to ...
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George Stephanopoulos and wife Ali Wentworth reveal their 14-year-old daughter wears a scoliosis brace everyday

Good Morning America anchor George Stephanopoulos and his wife, Ali Wentworth, revealed on social media that their 14-year-old daughter has scoliosis. The couple both shared posts to their individual Read More

Thanks To Local Ooltewah Teen, Haslam Proclaims June 2017 As National Scoliosis Awareness Month In Tennessee

Local Ooltewah teen Kaitlyn McAfee, has reached out to Governor Bill Haslam for the last four years to ask him to proclaim June as National Scoliosis Awareness Month. Ms. McAfee, ...
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Life is a journey! Anything is possible! Enjoy the ride & try to make the world a little better before you leave! #ScreenOutScoliosis www.scoliosis.org ... See MoreSee Less

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Grand Rounds today with Dr. Frank Rand at NE Baptist Hospital presenting "Adult Scoliosis: Where are we, Where have we been, Where are we going". Great presentation!

Dr Rand is one of our Medical Advisors, and we greatly value the care both he and the hospital provide to scoliosis patients. Our goal though is to establish early detection and treatment of scoliosis in the hope of one day reducing the need for 6-9 hour primary and revision surgeries on the 60+ year old patients! #ScreenOutScoliosis
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Kaitlyn McAfee, NSF TN State Chapter and Color the Curve Co-President, receives Proclamation from Governor Bill Haslam declaring June is Scoliosis Awareness Month in Tennessee! #ScreenOutScoliosis ... See MoreSee Less

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