Healthy Living: Spinal Tethering
More than 100,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with scoliosis every year.
Some children who are diagnosed need bracing to straighten the curvature of the spine. For more severe cases, doctors perform surgery to fuse the spine, which stops the progression and pain, but limits mobility.
In today’s Healthy Living, a new procedure might allow young athletes to continue to compete.