Scoliosis in Kids

Dr. Georgiy Brosuvanik, Spine Surgeon with Baptist Health South Florida, says not only the kids with scoliosis lead normal lives, a lot of what we know about scoliosis are either urban legends or it is just wrong. “It’s okay to wear backpacks on one side, it’s okay to slouch; these kids can play normal sports, they can have normal pregnancies, they don’t have more back pain, they live normal lives.”

He explains if there is progression in the curvature and it is quick, especially during the time of puberty, then it is reasonable to consider surgery, but he does not think that kids who have 55 degrees or more will universally require an operation.

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