If your child
cant stand up straight,
it could be Scoliosis.
Introducing home Scoliosis screening for adolescents
What is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis, which has several causes, is defined as a lateral curvature of the spine in the frontal plane of the body, which means that the spine curves from side-to-side.
Normally, the spine is straight, as seen from the front or behind. With scoliosis, the spine curves to the side in the shape of the letter “S” or “C”. Scoliosis occurs in 2-3% of the population, with a ratio of girls to boys being 4:1.
The most common form of Scoliosis is termed ‘IDIOPATHIC’- which means ‘of unknown cause or origin’, and may occur in early childhood or adolescence.
Scoliosis may occur anywhere in the spine but is usually found in the Lumbar (lower back) and/or Thoracic (mid-back) regions.