Many suffer back pain without an understanding of why, how to manage their pain, and where to seek treatment. Here the Spine Society of Australia provides insight into how individuals can best seek treatment and manage their spinal health.


Scoliosis was originally a Greek word meaning curved or bent. Today it is a word used to describe the most common type of spinal curvature. Scoliosis is simply a descriptive term, like headache, and not a precise diagnosis.

When a scoliosis develops the spine bends sideways and rotates along its vertical axis. These changes have cosmetic and physiological effects with long-term consequences which may result in significant health problems with severe curves.

The Scoliosis Australia Website provides useful information for patients with scoliosis and their parents.  There is a Self-Detection Fact Sheet available to download.