Society of spinal surgeons specializing in scoliosis with member
names available by state and country.
Site developed by Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Inc.
An online community dedicated to children and parents dealing with
Provides in-depth coverage of the most common issues that patients
ask about and is frequently updated with new and useful information,
clear animations of spine anatomy, conditions and procedures, a
directory of board certified/board eligible spine specialists.
WebMD develops strong relationships with leading healthcare information
providers to deliver the most comprehensive, credible, reliable,
and relevant medical information.
SpineUniverse came into being with the initial support and investment
of spine specialists and medical companies around the country.
Mounted by a group of "patient-oriented" spinal surgeons
across the country, this site offers many studies about spine surgery,
pain management, and related information; ask a question in the
doctor's forum and have it be answered by an expert.
A well organized site developed by a spine surgery group.
Run by a private couple. A good site for scoliosis links and polls.
Covers all kinds of health fraud and quackery with personal stories
This genetic study at Johns Hopkins Hospital is trying to ferret
out common genes associated with Scoliosis; get involved in this
study if at least three members of your family have Scoliosis in
order to help prevent this deformity from being passed on to coming
Detailed descriptions, usage directions, and side effects of prescription
drugs approved for the US market, searchable by drug name; helpful
in providing information similar to pharmaceutical package inserts
on NSAIDs, pain medications, muscle relaxants, antidepressants and
other drugs commonly prescribed to Adult Scoliosis patients
This nonprofit organization helps arrange and subsidize travel to
medical facilities for treatment; it may be useful for the scoliosis
patient who needs to travel long distances, particularly by air,
to a specialized doctor for treatment
The full text of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act found
here can inform you of your rights as an Adult Scoliosis patient
to special devices such as chairs or accommodations such as rest
breaks that can help you at your workplace.
This site has a searchable database with abstracts that summarize
studies written up by spinal surgeons specializing in scoliosis
printed in the journal "Spine." The full articles can
be ordered online for a fee, or can be obtained at good medical
libraries, which are often found in larger hospitals and on the
campuses of medical schools. (Call ahead to see that any particular
medical library is open to the public.)