Patient Resource Center

4513 Bailey Ave Amherst, NY 14226 Phone: 716-836-8780 Fax: 716-836-8620
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Health Issues

Scoliosis What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is not a disease – it is a descriptive term. All spines have curves. Some curvature in the neck, upper trunk and lower trunk is normal. Humans need these spinal curves to help the upper body maintain proper balance and alignment over the pelvis. However, when there are abnormal side-to-side (lateral) curves in the spinal column, we refer to this as scoliosis.