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June Is Scoliosis Awareness Month

Posted Jun 21 2010 12:00am

San Francisco Chiropractor Comments:

Click here to watch What is scoliosis video
Here is an excerpt from an article I came across on Spine-health.com about Scoliosis Awareness Month :

An estimated 6 million people in the United States have some form of scoliosis , and it affects people of all races, ages and socio-economic classes. Scoliosis is not a disease. It is the term used to describe an abnormal, lateral (side-to-side) curvature of the spine. The onset of scoliosis is usually between 10 and 15 years of age (around the time of an adolescent's big growth spurt). While some cases of scoliosis have an identifiable cause (like congenital spine deformities, cerebral palsy or spina bifida), more than 80% of the cases diagnosed are idiopathic, which means there is no known cause.

Why it's important to be aware of scoliosis.

Catching the beginning of scoliosis in children and teenagers ensures the most options for treating the curvature and slowing or stopping the progression. Children's bones are not yet fully hardened, so non-surgical treatments like bracing are frequently employed -- to not only attempt to correct existing abnormalities, but in severe cases to delay the need for surgery until the child is older.

Click here to watch "What is Scoliosis Video" . Courtesy of Spine-health.

My take: Chiropractic care has excellent results treating scoliosis. It just depends on whether or not the scoliosis is congenital or acquired and how far along it has progressed. This is why it is so important to catch scoliosis at an early age. Regular chiropractic check-ups can help detect scoliosis.

We offer complimentary scoliosis checks for children under 17 at Executive Express Chiropractic in San Francisco. Simply call 415-392-2225 and mention this blog post.

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