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.
2 to 3% of the American population, about 7 million people suffer from scoliosis, the 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.
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 usually starts between the ages of 10 and 15, but can be slowed or stopped with non-surgical treatments while kids are still young.
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!