In the United States, nine million people have scoliosis, and around 100,000 people are annually diagnosed with scoliosis. Let the people with this condition know they are not alone and scoliosis can happen to anyone even for those who didn’t allow scoliosis to hinder their success.



This guide will help us better understand our loved ones with scoliosis and us to understand how we can support them while suffering from it.
We should use our words to provide a positive perspective for people with scoliosis. Instead of negative references like “hunchback” or “hump,” it is better to use “arch” or “curve.”

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Join support groups for people with scoliosis to learn more about its daily challenges. These support groups also welcome the family and friends as their members. Getting involved in these great support groups will allow you to achieve better knowledge about the condition and its impact on the lives of other people. The sharing of experiences are essential tools for you to be able to support your loved one with scoliosis better.

People who have scoliosis deal with scoliosis either openly or reserved.

However, there’s no correct way to deal with it. Some people are not afraid of talking about it but let’s not tell the others with it that they should be doing the same. Learn how they feel about this condition first before taking matters into our hands. Ask permission first if you want to bring it up. Listen to what the person with scoliosis has to say and learn their state of emotion. It is up to them to decide if they want to share their it or not.

It is difficult to take back a misspoken word. The person with scoliosis who heard it will get hurt. Your intention may be good until you realize they have scoliosis afterward. Remember that posture is something more natural than being controlled in scoliosis.


The University of Minnesota conducted a study that teens with scoliosis are more susceptible to depression. We often disregard the impact of this condition on the emotional state and self-image. If you know someone with scoliosis who shows signs of depression, take time to ask them if they want to talk about it.

Help your friend to seek immediate professional counseling. If you notice that your friend is struggling with mental health issues, it is best to get professional help.

Be Compassionate

Some of us may have thought about scoliosis as something not severe, or is just a little “curve.” It can cause muscle pains and difficulty in breathing. Scoliosis lessens the ability to do daily chores, and these chores become more difficult and stressful. People may have been complaining about scoliosis but think about how long they bore with scoliosis and stayed silent.

You may even make them feel sorry for their scoliosis, and we don’t want that. As much as possible, try to encourage them and help them overcome their challenges from scoliosis.

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We all need to know the truth about our loved one’s scoliosis.

We can be afraid of their scoliosis and treatment for it, but fear isn’t helpful.

However, we should not be crushed by scoliosis and instead keep a positive outlook. There are plenty of things to enjoy in life and these “curves” from scoliosis should never stop us.

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