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Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. It is diagnosed on Xrays where the spinal curve can be measured. A curve over 10 degrees is a scoliosis. It most often starts in the teen and pre-teen years. Girls are most likely to develop scoliosis between the ages of 10 and 12, while boys are more likely to develop the disease between the ages of 12 and 14.
The Society on Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) recommends that young children be screened at these ages, so the disease can be caught early on, and treatment can be more effective. If you bring your child into our chiropractic facility at Lake Union Wellness, we’ll be able to provide you with a free exam that will tell you whether or not your child has indications of scoliosis.
Our non-surgical, non-invasive treatment methods can help prevent the progression of scoliosis, and in many cases it can even improve the curvature of the spine. If scoliosis goes undetected and untreated, it will generally continue to progress, causing more and more spinal curvature, until a person has a severe case which might require surgery.
Scoliosis Screenings are totally safe
Early screening is absolutely essential for detecting scoliosis, and improving the chances for successful treatment of the disease. The longer it goes untreated, the more difficult it will be to control scoliosis, and to try to reverse the symptoms it has brought on. If allowed to progress, scoliosis can begin to cause pain and discomfort while sitting or standing. Other activities can also become progressively more difficult to perform.
By screening your child at a young age, you’ll instantly have better monitoring of the disease, there will be a great many more options for treatment, especially non-surgical options, and you will almost always have improved outcomes after early screening. Some of the most noticeable symptoms of scoliosis include the following:
- visible curvature of the spine
- a hump around the rib area
- asymmetrical shoulders
- asymmetrical waist
- asymmetrical hips
- prominent shoulder blade.
There is no danger whatsoever in having your child screened for scoliosis, because it’s a non-invasive, pain-free process which is only used to detect the presence of the disease.
How screening and detection work
The board-certified chiropractic doctors at Lake Union Wellness will perform a simple scoliosis screening to detect the presence of the disease in your child, and will often perform some other tests which are designed to identify early signs of the disease. These include all of the following:
- visual screening
- hip examination
- postural evaluation
- examination for skeletal flexibility
- checking for patches of hair around the spine that may indicate underlying spine or spinal cord lesions
- hip examination
- physical assessment
- check for tenderness around the spine
- measurement of height while standing and sitting
If the scoliosis screening detects a likelihood of scoliosis, a set of Xrays will be taken to measure the curve. After the location and size of the curve is determined, treatment option can be discussed that will be uniquely designed for each case. Every single case requires that the treatment plan be customized by the chiropractic specialists at Lake Union Wellness.
Do you have a child between the ages of 10 and 14?
If so, now is the time for you to bring that child into Lake Union Wellness chiropractic center and have them screened for scoliosis. Since this is the time children are most susceptible to developing scoliosis, it makes sense to find out right away if they have any of the symptoms. That way, early detection can lead to early treatment, and you can be much more confident of avoiding the worst outcomes. Contact us at Lake Union Wellness for a free exam and consultation, and be sure about your child’s spinal health.
Are you an adult who has scoliosis?
We have unique treatment methods that often help adults with scoliosis, especially when scoliosis is already causing pain and other symptoms. Scoliosis worsens through adulthood…
don’t let your keep getting worse, contact us at Lake Union Wellness for a free exam and consultation.