Category: Patient Education

New Patient Story Video: Greta’s Journey

Posted on September 28, 2022

"As you can see, this is an amazing kid—advocating for other children with disabilities, excelling in school and socially, and really standing as a testament to what modern medicine can do." —Michael Vitale, MD   "I just want to thank Dr. Vitale ... Read More

Rachel’s Story Featured on Och Spine Hospital’s Page

Posted on August 23, 2022

Rachel Mason of Long Island is a fearless 18-year-old: she's sung in front of a full audience at Radio City Music Hall. She can handspring across the floor and make it look easy. She doesn't let anything stop her — ... Read More

What to Know About Scoliosis — If your child has scoliosis…

Posted on October 18, 2021

Spine expert Michael Vitale, MD shares 10 things parents and caregivers should know about scoliosis Scoliosis, a common, sometimes hereditary spinal condition, is a curvature of the spine that affects 2% to 3% of the population in the United States, or an ... Read More

Eight Facts to Know About Scoliosis

Posted on October 04, 2021

Scoliosis, a common, sometimes hereditary spinal condition, is a curvature of the spine that affects 2% to 3% of the population in the United States, or an estimated 6 million to 9 million people. But with new opportunities for treatment that ... Read More

What to Know About Back Pain in Children

Posted on September 23, 2021

From heavy backpacks to scoliosis, two NewYork-Presbyterian experts discuss the causes of back pain in children and what kids can do to keep their backs healthy as they return to school. Back pain, including lower back pain, is a common complaint among children ... Read More

Non-Operative Treatment of Scoliosis – 6th Annual — Webinar

Posted on October 25, 2020

Join us for this interactive webinar to learn about state of the art, non-operative treatment of scoliosis. Columbia Pediatric Orthopedics is hosting it’s 6th Annual Non Operative Treatment of Childhood Scoliosis—virtually.  The 6th Annual Non-Operative Treatment of Childhood Scoliosis is an ... Read More

Curvy Girl Q&A session with Dr. Vitale

Posted on February 25, 2019

Dr. Vitale has enjoyed working with Curvy Girls throughout the years so he was ecstatic when they reached out with a Q&A session that he would like to share.  Curvy Girls is an International Scoliosis Peer Support for Girls.  They ... Read More

Check Out This New Resource Video for Patients with EOS and Their Parents

Posted on November 30, 2018

The Growing Spine Foundation has a new resource video for patients with EOS and their parents. Their mission is "to improve the care of patients with Early Onset Scoliosis and related deformities through research, education and advocacy." Read more about Early Onset ... Read More

Scoliosis in the Young Child Patient Webinar

Posted on September 18, 2018

Dr. Michael was a panelist on Scoliosis in the Young Child Patient Webinar.  It was presented by the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS).   Read More

June is Scoliosis Awareness Month

Posted on June 01, 2018

June is Scoliosis Awareness Month and Dr. Michael Vitale was featured in an article Scoliosis: 10 Facts Parents Need to Know.   "Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine. It can vary from a slight abnormality to a disfiguring deformity that can ... Read More