Complimentary Scoliosis Checks For Under 16’s

Is your child’s spine developing properly? We are offering complimentary checks under 16’s throughout June for Scoliosis Awareness Month.

Scoliosis is a progressive condition causing the spine to curve or twist into a “C” or “S” shape.

• Scoliosis is quite common, affecting two to three in every 100 people.
• In eight out of 10 cases, the condition usually develops between the ages of 10 and 16, during the growth spurt of puberty.
• During adolescence, girls are much more likely to be affected. This is probably because girls typically have shorter and faster growth spurts than boys.
• Scoliosis can go unnoticed in a child because it is rarely painful in the formative years.

Early intervention is important, as chances for stabilization and reduction of the curve are higher. Early signs of scoliosis can be detected WITHOUT the patient having pain or symptoms. Parents should watch for the following symptoms:

• Uneven shoulders/Leaning to one side
• Prominent shoulder blade(s)
• Uneven waistline
• Elevated or uneven hips
• Curving spine that looks like an “S” or “C” when viewed from behind

Back and leg pains may develop but are often dismissed as “growing pains.” Many parents consult our office soon after the birth of their child. Then they follow up with periodic chiropractic check-ups throughout their child’s developing years.

Chiropractic adjustments can help restore motion to the joints, relax the muscles, and significantly reduce the pain.
Through gentle chiropractic adjustments, specific therapies, stretching and home exercises, patients can see improvement.

Please feel free to contact the clinic on 02893 366446 for advice or to arrange an appointment.