John Pope MD MPH


Scoliosis

Scoliosis is an abnormal curve in the spine. The spine curves from side to side in an “S” or “C” shape rather than being straight. The spine also may be twisted.

Body Temperature

Body temperature is a measure of your body’s ability to make and get rid of heat. The body is very good at keeping its temperature within a safe range, even when temperatures outside the body change a lot. When you are too hot, the blood vessels in your skin widen to carry the excess heat to your skin’s surface. You may…

Scoliosis in Children and Teens

What is scoliosis? Scoliosis is a problem with the curve in the spine . Many people have some curve in their spine. But a few people have spines that make a large curve from side to side in the shape of the letter “S” or the letter “C.” If this curve is severe, it can cause pain and make breathing difficult. The good…

Scoliometer

A scoliometer is an instrument that is used to estimate the amount of curve in a person’s spine. It may be used as a tool during screening or as follow-up for scoliosis, a deformity in which the spine curves abnormally. A scoliometer is similar to a level and is placed across the back at the peak (apex) of the curve…

Congenital Torticollis

What is congenital torticollis? Torticollis, also known as “wryneck,” is a condition in which your baby’s head is tilted. The chin points to one shoulder, while the head tilts toward the opposite shoulder. Treatment is necessary to prevent your baby’s face and skull from growing unevenly and to prevent limited motion of…