Checking For Scoliosis
Scoliosis in Kids is an abnormal sideways curve within the spine that, if not caught early, can worsen with age, cause significant back pain, and lead to arthritis in the spine.
We want your children to grow healthy and strong, which is why it’s important to know the signs of scoliosis and check your kids regularly from eight years old until the end of puberty
Simple At Home Check For Your Kids
Checking your child’s spine for scoliosis may be possible to do at home or book in for a comphrensive Free Child Scoliosis Exam in our practice. If you’re opting for the at-home method, try the following:
1. Have your child bend over at the waist. Stand behind them and check the bump’s of the spine. These bumps should line up in a straight line with no side-ways deviation. Take note of the rib-cage on both sides. Is one side bulging more than the other? Either signs, may indicate a possible cause for concern. [check out this great video from the Boston Children’s Hospital – ADAMS TEST]
2. Next, look at your child’s back while they are standing and check for any of the following:
Is one shoulder higher than the other? Is one hip higher than the other? Does the spine look straight or curved? When standing our shoulder and hips should be level and our spine upright.
I Found Something, Now What?
If you think you may be seeing signs of scoliosis in your child, we’d love to help. It’s important to remember that early detection early can often lead to improved management and excellent outcomes.
Contact our office ANYTIME to book a Free Child Scoliosis Exam:
by phone 07 5646 5035, or
email firstname.lastname@example.org or
BOOK ONLINE www.jimboombachiropractic.com
Disclaimer: All information in post serves as information only. Please see your Health Care provider for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.