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Tampa FL, 33602


Dr. Joe Papia

Chiropractor in Tampa, FL 33602

How to Check your Child’s Spine for Scoliosis

Scoliosis Tampa FL Chiropractor 33602

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.