Research Progress Related to Scoliosis

The NIAMS continues to support research on scoliosis. Researchers focus on:

  • Factors that may cause scoliosis, in an effort to identify targets for prevention and new treatments.
  • Types and indications for using braces to treat scoliosis and prevent the curve from getting worse. Research includes studying compliance and timing for brace use.
  • Impact of exercise and targeted physical therapy to treat or slow the progression of scoliosis.
  • Long-term effects of scoliosis fusion and other surgical interventions.
  • Impact of untreated scoliosis.

For more info

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Toll free: 888-INFO-FDA (888-463-6332)

Drugs@FDA at is a searchable catalog of FDA-approved drug products. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics

Website: (en inglés)

Scoliosis Research Society

Website: (en inglés)

American Physical Therapy Association

Website: (en inglés)

National Scoliosis Foundation

Website: (en inglés)

National Spine Health Foundation

Website: (en inglés)

If you need more information about available resources in your language or other languages, please visit our webpages below or contact the NIAMS Information Clearinghouse at You can also find a variety of information from organizations that are NIAMS Coalition Members.