Scoliosis Awareness

Scoliosis Awareness Month

June is Scoliosis Awareness Month, to help you learn more and catch it early.

Early detection is key to helping sufferers avoid a lifetime of complications. Catching it early can help stop its progress while kids are still growing.

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2 to 3% of the American population, about 7 million people suffer from scoliosis, the curvature of the spine.

Curvature of the Spine

 

Scoliosis is the most common spinal deformity in the U.S., and in 85% of the cases, we don’t know the cause.

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People of all races and genders can suffer from scoliosis, but women are 8 times more likely to suffer from a serious enough case to need treatment.

Scoliosis and Treatment

 

Scoliosis usually starts between the ages of 10 and 15, but can be slowed or stopped with non-surgical treatments while kids are still young.

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It was International Scoliosis Awareness Day yesterday! Learn more about it and its treatments.

Scoliosis screenings are a simple test to check for normal appearance in the spine. Make sure your kids go to regular doctors appointments to get checked!

Pediatrician examining little girl with back problems.

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2 thoughts on “Scoliosis Awareness Month”

  1. I didn’t know that there was a month that was dedicated to the awareness of scoliosis. I have a lot of friends that have suffered from scoliosis. It is alarming how many people have this problem. I have a couple of friends that ended up getting rods placed in their backs to make their spine sit up straight. We need to find ways to avoid having to do this and have something to strengthen our backs before that ever happens.

    1. We agree completely! Early detection through screenings is the best way to avoid serious spinal surgery for scoliosis, but research is also searching for better ways to treat it at all stages.

      If you’re interested in learning more about that research, the Scoliosis Research Society is an international group focusing on it, and they put 100% of the donations they receive back into fighting the disorder. And thank you for helping us spread the word!

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