UK sources of information and / or support
Has a leaflet on Scoliosis (Curvature of the Spine).
An independent support group for scoliosis in the UK. Aims to provide information about scoliosis, eliminate fear and stigma, and offer contacts for shared experiences.
Information from Contact a Family.
This site is centred on forums for support and information to be shared among people with scoliosis, and the parents of children with scoliosis.They also have galleries for people to share pictures of their x-rays, and a slowly growing glossary of relevant medical terms.
Their objectives are to help alleviate the pain and suffering of children with Scoliosis, Brittle Bone Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
A website providing help and support for persons, their friends and family a chance to share their experiences and share these with others for friendship and support as well as making new friends.
Factsheet from Great Ormond Street Children's hospital.
Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.
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Information from BUPA.
Further sources / more detailed information
Some non-UK sites
The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.
More detailed medical information
The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.
- PatientPlus - hundreds of medical reference articles provided by Patient UK.
- Evidence Based Medicine - such as from Clinical Evidence, The Cochrane Library, etc.
- Database of UK Clinical Guidelines - from NICE, SIGN, etc.
- Medline - abstracts available from thousands of journals.
- Sites listing free online medical textbooks and journals.
- Sites listing free medical images - pictures, atlases, anatomy, skin diseases, etc.