Scoliosis is an abnormal curving of the spine. People with scoliosis have a spine that curves too much. The spine might look like the letter “C” or “S.” Scoliosis is a common health condition in older children and teens. 

Programs + Services


Top Orthopedic specialists at Tufts Medical Center in Boston use advanced procedures for joint, bone and muscle injuries or disorders including arthritis.

Pain Management Center

The Tufts MC Pain Management Center in downtown Boston specializes in eliminating or reducing chronic pain (particularly in the back and neck) and cancer pain.

Spine Surgery Center

The Tufts MC Spine Surgery Center provides a range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for spinal disorders, such as herniated discs and spinal tumors.

Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children have high quality care.

Quality + Safety

A world-class teaching hospital shouldn’t make you feel small.  At Tufts Medical Center the patient is at the center of everything that we do.  This means we’re committed to providing the highest quality of care in a safe, friendly environment.

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200 Years of Caring for the Community

Tufts Medical Center has been taking care of Boston and the surrounding community for more than 200 years.

Read about our enduring history