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National Scoliosis Foundation

International. 5 affiliated groups. Founded 1976. Dedicated to helping children, parents, adults and health care providers deal with the complexities of spinal deformities such as scoliosis. Whether the issue is early detection and screening programs, treatment methods, pain management or patient care, NSF strives to promote public awareness, provide reliable information, encourage on-going research, education and support the scoliosis community. Bi-annual newsletter, information packets, pen pals, conferences and phone support. Assistance in starting local groups.


National Scoliosis Foundation

5 Cabot Pl.

Stoughton, MA 02072

Voice: 1-800-673-6922 or 781-341-6333 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm EST)

Fax: 781-341-8333



Verified: 1/9/2013

Curvy Girls 'We Got Your Back' Support Network

International. Founded 2006. 38 groups. A mutual help network of peer-led support groups that reduce the emotional impact of scoliosis by empowering girls living with scoliosis, through mutual support and acceptance to become leaders, making healthy lifestyle choices, and improve their self-esteem. Has an online message forum, as well as regional, national and international meetings. Helps those interested in starting new local chapters.


Verified: 2/13/2013

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