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Our spine experts use the latest treatments for scoliosis, such as growing rods, Mehta casting, spinal fusion, bracing and back exercises.
Scoliosis is the most common deformity of the spine, affecting one in 40 people, or about 7 million in the U.S. It’s even tested for in California schools.
The Schroth Method is an innovative form of physical therapy that treats scoliosis without the need for surgery. It is available at CHOC in Orange, California.
When spine surgery is necessary to treat scoliosis, we offer the latest methods such as growing rods and spinal fusion in a setting just for kids and teens.
Follow these five scoliosis exercises to help ease back pain and prevent the spine from curving more.
My scoliosis was not detected in the testing I went through in middle school. I don’t know how they missed a curvature near 50 degrees, but they did. For comparison, a curve up to 10 degrees is natural in the human body.
Dr. Afshin Aminian demonstrates scoliosis screening, which shows how to detect scoliosis in children and adolescents and when to refer to a specialist.
A CHOC nurse offers a quick tour of what the patient rooms look like on our hospital floors for scoliosis surgery patients.
After scoliosis surgery activity & diet is very important explains Dr. Afshin Aminian. Feeling tired all the time is totally normal after scoliosis surgery.
Scoliosis surgery can be tough. In this video we hear from two scoliosis patients, as they share their stories and insider tips for how to deal.
Having scoliosis surgery can be tough on the parents, too. Hear from a real dad of a scoliosis patient, as he shares his story and some helpful tips.
Having scoliosis surgery can be tough on the parents, too. Hear from two real moms of scoliosis patients, as they share their stories and advice.
A child life specialist explains what to expect in the recovery room after you have scoliosis surgery.
A child life specialist explains what to expect in the pre-operative unit of the hospital before you have scoliosis surgery.
A CHOC nurse explains how your pain is managed when you are in the hospital after your scoliosis surgery, using a PCA (patient-controlled analgesia).
For the two nights right before your scoliosis surgery, you will need to wash your back with a special soap that helps prevent infections.
Meet Afshin Aminian, MD, as he talks about having scoliosis surgery at CHOC Children's. He'll introduce this series of videos we made just for teens.
CHOC nurse Meggan explains why it’s important to get moving when you get to your room after having scoliosis surgery. The quicker you get up and move, the quicker you heal.
Dr. Afshin Aminian talks about wound care after scoliosis surgery and infection prevention.
Dr. Afshin Aminian talks about the effects of pain medication on bowel movements after scoliosis surgery. Pooping is important after your spine surgery.
Dr. Afshin Aminian talks about pain management after having scoliosis surgery. Learn more about what to expect & how to deal with pain once you come home.
Scoliosis surgery isn't just hard on your spine. Your pain meds can mess with your ability to go to the bathroom. See why it's so important after surgery.
After scoliosis surgery it's important to know how to get in and out of bed, stand up, and sit in a chair without breaking your precautions.
At CHOC Children’s, we prescribe scoliosis bracing for children and teens whose spine curves more than 25 degrees, and the patient is still growing.
A small amount of curve in the spine is fairly common. If the spine curves more than 10 degrees, it is considered scoliosis.