• Overview

Or call us on

0113 388 2111
Overall rating Outstanding

Scoliosis is a curvature or bend of the spine. Symptoms of scoliosis can include back pain and intense nerve pain as nerves are compressed by the bend in your spine.

To help diagnose scoliosis in children and adults your GP may order an X-ray or MRI scan. In some cases a CT scan may be needed.

How is scoliosis corrected?

Your GP may refer you to a consultant with special interest in the spine.

Treatment of children with scoliosis can be observation only as the condition often corrects itself as the child grows. Regular x-rays will confirm any changes in the spine.

In more severe cases a body cast or a brace may be used for a period of time to guide the spine back into its correct position.

In adults, treatment may include prescription pain killers, anti-inflammatory medication or nerve blocks to temporarily ease the pain. Exercise and physiotherapy treatments may also relieve your symptoms. Braces can be used to provide extra support but they do not correct any curve in the spine in adult patients.

In cases of a severe or an increasing curve of the spine, or when pain levels are not responding to more conservative treatments your consultant may recommend surgery. Spinal decompression or spinal fusion are two options for correction of scoliosis.


Find out more about Correction of scoliosis
Leeds Hospital

2 Leighton Street, Leeds, LS1 3EB

0113 388 2111 0113 301 0245 (fax)
Switchboard 0113 388 2000
Treatment Enquiries 0113 388 2111
Outpatient Bookings 0113 388 2067

Ways to pay

Nuffield Health promise

Our prices are all-inclusive. We will equal any comparable price. There are no time limits on your aftercare.

Paying for yourself

There are no hidden costs in our treatment prices. The price you see is the price you pay.

Find out more

Personal medical loan

Spread the cost of treatment with a 10 month interest free personal medical loan.

Find out more

Medical insurance

We work with you and your insurance provider to get you the treatment you need quickly

Find out more