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How to screen for scoliosis

Scoliosis is the lateral curvature of the spine, occurring most often during the time period just before puberty. The screening process is simple and depending on the severity of the curvature, non-surgical treatment options may be available.
A frequent question that we receive here at the clinic is how to check a child for scoliosis. Defined as a lateral curvature of the spine, scoliosis affects 3-5% of children with v…