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Scoliosis

About the Pediatric Scoliosis Center at OIC

Scoliosis can be a frightening diagnosis. In your head, you know there are proven treatments to correct the problem. But in your heart, you’re unsettled: This is your child’s spine, after all. Will your child be okay? Or will there be lifelong back issues?

Whether your child’s scoliosis is mild, moderate, or severe, they deserves high-quality treatment tailored to their needs. At OIC’s Pediatric Scoliosis Center, our goal is to deliver the exact care your child needs to address their particular type of scoliosis.

We know that you want the absolute best for your child—and that’s what we want for them, too.

 

 

Services Provided at OIC’s Pediatric Scoliosis Center

OIC’s Pediatric Scoliosis Center is ready to diagnose, manage, and treat your child’s scoliosis—whether the curve is mild and just needs monitoring, or severe enough that surgery is the best option.

Our dedicated team of care providers is ready to provide:

  • Diagnostic testing—including low-radiation X-rays and 3D imaging software
  • Ongoing monitoring for mild curves
  • Bracing for moderate curves
  • Growth friendly treatment for young patients with scoliosis
  • Surgery for severe curves
  • Follow-up care during and after recovery
  • Access to physical therapy, if needed


Again, your child might not need treatment at all. Some kids just require monitoring as they grow. We can offer that, but if your child does need treatment, their care will be tailored to their age, growth pattern, and the type and degree of the curve in the spine.


 

What to Bring to OIC’s Pediatric Scoliosis Center

  • Your child’s insurance card
  • Your picture ID
  • Court documents showing you have legal guardianship (if you are not the child’s parent)
  • List of the child’s current medications

If your child is new to OIC, please also bring:

  • Any X-rays taken by past healthcare providers (these can usually be given to you on a CD)
  • Medical records (if available)

 

Questions to Ask About Treatment for Your Child’s Scoliosis

Scoliosis is not a “one-size-fits-all” medical condition. Chances are, you want to know how scoliosis might impact your child specifically—and rightfully so.

Asking questions is a great way to gather the information you need to not only understand what having scoliosis means for your child, but also how you can help be a part of the treatment process.

At OIC’s Pediatric Scoliosis Center, we encourage you to ask questions. This is because our goal is the same as yours: to help your child.

Questions to ask about your child’s scoliosis and treatment might include:

  • How severe is my child’s scoliosis? What is the degree of curvature?
  • What treatment options might be best for my child?
  • What does each of these options entail?
  • How long will monitoring or treatment last?
  • Are there any risks involved in treatment?
  • How can I help my child during treatment and recovery?
  • Are there any activities my child should avoid during treatment and recovery?