Scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine, usually appears during the growth spurt that takes place just before a child enters puberty; in most cases, its cause is unknown. Scoliosis often manifests as a mild condition that develops slowly, and it can remain painless. However, some cases become progressively more severe and can even become debilitating.
Signs of Scoliosis
There are a few telltale physical signs of scoliosis, which can include:
· Uneven shoulders
· One shoulder blade that appears more prominent than the other
· Uneven waist
· One hip that is higher than the other.
Although these symptoms can develop at an almost imperceptible rate, a medical examination is warranted if you do notice any of these signs – or have any of them brought to your attention.
Most children with scoliosis have mild cases and will never need invasive treatment or surgery. If your child does have scoliosis, however, it is very important that you maintain a routine of regular medical checkups in order to monitor for any increase in curvature. In fact, observation is one of the most critical components of scoliosis care. If your child has been diagnosed with scoliosis that has been deemed mild to moderate, as most cases are, you should incorporate a medical regime of regularly monitoring the spine’s curvature and seek treatment for any accompanying discomfort.
Contact a Tampa Bay Chiropractor About Your Child’s Scoliosis Today
If your child has been diagnosed with scoliosis, you should not hesitate to contact Tampa Bay Spine & Injury for an appointment today. Monitoring scoliosis is the prime treatment strategy, and we are here to help. True wellness is achieved through a holistic approach to medical care, and chiropractic care is an integral component. We strive to fully understand not only your child’s condition but also your child, to provide relief from pain when needed, and to carefully guide the course of action. We are here for your child and for you. We have two offices that are conveniently located in Brandon (813-381-3852) and St. Petersburg (727-898-3852), so please call us for help with your child’s scoliosis.