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.
Osteoporosis Myth: Osteoporosis Doesn't Cause Serious Problems
Osteoporosis can cause bone fractures that can lead to a loss of independence. WebMD explains the severe health problems associated with this condition.
Symptoms of Osteoporosis
Understand the symptoms of osteoporosis from the experts at WebMD.
The way to deal with your scoliosis depends on how severe the curve of your back is. Treatment may include observation, a brace or surgery.