SCOLIOSIS is a back condition that causes the spine to curve to the left or right side.
Most cases develop in children between the ages of nine and 14 during the growth spurt of puberty.
Scoliosis is usually mild and needs no treatment but for more severe cases like Emma’s treatments include a back brace and surgery to straighten the spine.
The word scoliosis comes from the Greek word meaning crooked.
The spine should look straight when you look at someone from behind. If the spine has a sideways curve, it is called a scoliosis.