Focus on Scoliosis During October

October is National Spine Health Month. I’d like to focus on scoliosis. This condition is a curvature of the spine that often occurs before puberty. During yearly checkups, your pediatrician usually checks for this condition. If scoliosis is suspected, more tests are ordered. Usually it begins with an X-Ray. That test can determine the extent of the scoliosis. If it is a mild case, normally more X-Rays are done at different intervals. If it is worse, it is recommended that your child be seen by an orthopedist. That doctor can determine the best treatment. Serious cases of scoliosis can … [Read more...]

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