What is Scheuermann's Disease?

Scheuermann's Disease is a spinal (skeletal) disease that typically presents itself in children during adolescence.  It is often noted by an accentuated curvature, or "hunched back" and if left untreated, may lead to significant health complications later in life.

This site was created to help improve public awareness of Scheuermann’s Disease, or Scheuermann’s Kyphosis as it is sometimes called.  Studies suggest that up to 25 million people in the United States are affected by this disease.

Hopefully, this can be a venue where people share thoughts, experiences, and ideas in living with this impairment.
  This site also includes:
  • My journey documenting personal experiences, diagnosis, and various treatments.
  • Scheuermann’s Disease's potential causes, detection, and its effect on the human body.
  • Living and dealing with the disease, including some tips that may make life a little easier to manage, both at work and at home.
  • A forum for patients and their loved ones to discuss their personal experiences.  This feedback may potentially provide important information to doctors, medical device companies, and pharmaceutical firms involved in treating patients with Scheuermann’s Disease.

Author’s note:  My name is Doug Strott and I was diagnosed with Scheuermann’s Disease at the age of 17.  This was much too late in life for non-invasive treatment options to work effectively.   All of the content is a record of my experiences and is not to be taken as recommendations or medical advice.

**The primary site for the charity, The Scheuermann's Disease Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation, is at www.sdfund.org.