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.
Scoliosis: Tests Your Doctor Uses for Diagnosis
To screen you for scoliosis, your doctor will start with a physical exam. Follow-up tests will help measure the curve of your backbone. WebMD tells you what to expect and how doctors will know if you have this condition.
What Kind of Back Problem Do You Have?
Learn more from WebMD about diagnosis of a back problem.
Symptoms of Spinal Compression Fractures
The signs and symptoms of spinal compression fractures can come on gradually and vary from person to person. Learn what to look for -- especially if you're a woman with osteoporosis.