Scoliosis is when abnormalities in the bones of the spine make it bend sideways. This can cause:

  • Pain
  • Trouble breathing
  • Problems with normal development and growth

How to Treat Scoliosis

Surgery is used to correct the curve in the spine, relieve symptoms and prevent further damage. Specially trained surgeons will use rods and other devices to strengthen and straighten the spine so that a child can continue to grow more normally.

At Arkansas Children’s we provide the most advanced surgical treatments, including surgical monitoring technology to protect the spinal cord and ensure proper placement of corrective hardware.

Meet the Experts: What to Expect in a Scoliosis Screening

Join us as we discuss what to expect during a scoliosis screening and what happens next if your child needs to be seen.

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