Patient Resource Center

2415 Darby Drive Florence, AL 35630 Phone: 256-767-5509 Fax: 256-767-5510
16109-B Highway 43 Russellville, AL 35654 Phone: 256-332-8060 Fax: 256-332-8070

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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.