Stopping Scoliosis: The Whole Family Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

Overview

Scoliosis—curvature of the spine—is a disorder so common that twenty states now require screening of preteens. One in every fifty American youngsters is affected by it. While scoliosis is an upsetting condition, it can almost always be treated if detected early.

Written by a scoliosis sufferer, Stopping Scoliosis takes the reader through every stage of the condition. It discusses ways to diagnose scoliosis before exploring all the options for treating it—both surgical and ...

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Overview

Scoliosis—curvature of the spine—is a disorder so common that twenty states now require screening of preteens. One in every fifty American youngsters is affected by it. While scoliosis is an upsetting condition, it can almost always be treated if detected early.

Written by a scoliosis sufferer, Stopping Scoliosis takes the reader through every stage of the condition. It discusses ways to diagnose scoliosis before exploring all the options for treating it—both surgical and non-surgical. The advancements in bracing and surgical techniques that have been made in the past few years are examined in detail. Also included are methods for managing pain, tips on how to prepare for surgery, and compelling patient stories from people of all ages.

Endorsed by the National Scoliosis Foundation, this is the most comprehensive, up-to-date book on scoliosis available.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583331217
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,002,129
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Schommer is a professional science writer.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2003

    Child with scoliosis

    As a mother of a scoliosis patient and I know it is heredity from one or both parents,I know the surgery is not healthy for some children but unless you know and want your child to continue suffering then go ahead . I refused to let my child have the surgery I will get more opions on the subject

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