Spine Curvature Directory
Spine curvature can be the result of several conditions: scoliosis is a curve of the spine, usually severe, that usually begins in early childhood and may be corrected by a back brace or surgery; spinal compression fractures can result in spine curvature, called kyphosis; and osteoporosis, a weakening of the bones, can lead to a curved back, also called a dowager's hump. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about the causes of spine curvature, symptoms of spine curvature, treatment of spine curvature, and much more.
Spine Curvature Disorders: Lordosis, Kyphosis, Scoliosis, and More
WebMD explains various types of spine curvature disorders and their symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatments.
What Kind of Back Problem Do You Have?
Learn more from WebMD about diagnosis of a back problem.
An Overview of Scoliosis
People with scoliosis have a spine that curves to the side. Is this back problem caused by poor posture? WebMD explains what it is and what causes it.
Spinal Fusion for Scoliosis
In spinal fusion for scoliosis, rods, hooks, wires, or screws are attached to the curved part of the backbone and the spine is straightened. Small pieces of bone are then put over the spine.