Could Your Kids be at Risk for Developing Scoliosis?

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Could Your Kids be at Risk for Developing Scoliosis?

Chiropractic care can begin as early as release from the hospital after being born. Birth itself is a traumatic experience to the body. Not only is your body frame formed before birth in the womb, but it can be altered passing through the birth canal as well.

 

An after birth adjustment can set your child up for a healthy straight spine and a life of wellness.

 

One spinal issue that is common in society is Scoliosis. Most cases of Scoliosis are of unknown origin (idiopathic). It is defined as a more than 10 degree lateral bending and rotation in the spine. The small percent remaining in the category of scoliosis can be caused by congenital bone deformities or neuromuscular conditions that pull on the spine such as muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy. It’s a condition that occurs in approximately 3% of children.

Normal Growth

Your final height as an adult can be as big of an increase as 350% growth from your birth size. Inconsistent growth rates are normal. Eventually proportions usually even themselves out.

High-Risk Stage

The faster your grow, the higher the risk for developing Scoliosis. During growth spurts especially make sure your child or teen is under chiropractic care.

Ages Of Rapid Growth

  • 0-1 Infants
  • 10-13 years in girls
  • 13-15 years in boys

These have become known as the formative years not only because it shapes who you are as a person, it also physically shapes you.

 

Detecting Scoliosis

Warning signs of scoliosis beginning can include:

  • A noticeable curve in the spine
  • One hip higher than the other
  • Family history of scoliosis
  • Noticeable rib humping
  • Uneven shoulders
  • One shoulder blade more prominent than the other
  • Uneven waistline

 

Scoliosis Treatment in Fort Myers, Florida

If you notice any of the above mentioned symptoms of scoliosis present in your child’s spine, or if you would like to be proactive with the early detection of scoliosis, schedule an appointment with us at Kaster Chiropractic in Fort Myers, Florida.

 

Call now to schedule a consultation at Kaster Chiropractic to see what non-surgical scoliosis treatment options are available.  Call 239-332-2555 and talk with us about your child’s health. We would love to see you in our office.

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