The Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation provides information on these web pages regarding research and links as a public service. The information presented on this website is for educational purposes only and should not be used as medical advice. The SSSF believes that patients should contact their treating physician about the relevance of any information listed on the site prior to proceeding with any particular treatment. Just as no two individuals are exactly alike, no two patients with a spinal deformity are the same. Therefore, your spinal deformity surgeon will be the most important source of information about the management of your particular spinal problem.