Dr. Joe Papia
Chiropractor in Tampa, FL 33602
How to Check your Child’s Spine for Scoliosis
In this video Dr. Joe Papia shows how in a video demonstration to check the 7 signs of scoliosis. It is optimal to check your child’s spine between the ages of 6 and 16.
Scoliosis is a medical condition in which a person’s spine is curved from side to side.
Although it is a complex three-dimensional deformity, on an x-ray, viewed from the rear, the spine of an individual with scoliosis may look more like an “S” or a “C” than a straight line.
It is typically classified as either congenital (caused by vertebral anomalies present at birth), idiopathic (cause unknown, sub-classified as infantile, juvenile, adolescent, or adult according to when onset occurred) or neuromuscular (having developed as a secondary symptom of another condition, such as spina bifida, cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy or physical trauma).
This condition affects approximately 20 million people in the United States.