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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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The official store is now open! Browse our carefully selected catalog of books, videos, accessories and personal equipment. Every purchase supports the National Scoliosis Foundation.

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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

The Usage of Chewing Gum in Posterior Spinal Fusion Surgery for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Chan CY1, Chiu CKLee CKGani SMMohamad SMHasan MSKwan MK. Author information Abstract STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated on the effectiveness of chewing gum on promoting faster bowel ...
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Pain is the Greatest Preoperative Concern for Patients and Parents Prior to Posterior Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.

Chan P1, Skaggs DSanders AVillamor GAChoi PDTolo VAndras LM. Author information Abstract STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cross-sectional study OBJECTIVE.: To evaluate patients' and parents' concerns so they can be addressed with appropriate ...
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Researchers poll orthotists, prosthetist-orthotists on treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis .

CHICAGO — A speaker here at the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium developed a survey to poll spinal orthotists and to identify areas of ...
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