Remember the days when you would bend over in front of the nurse at school, [lift your tops up] and they would check everyone for scoliosis? Well, that doesn’t happen anymore.
NONE OF OUR KIDS GET CHECKED FOR SCOLIOSIS AT SCHOOL.
At least none of the schools that our office has seen in Albury-Wodonga.
So, how do we know if our Albury Kids have scoliosis?
The only way to know is to have them checked. Unfortunately, we are now reaping what we have sowed:
Children have almost finished developing when their scoliosis is detected making it incredibly difficult, sometimes impossible to correct;
Children are being misdiagnosed when they see health professionals who don't assess for scoliosis when quite often the primary problem is scoliosis;
Scoliosis is going undetected into late teens or adulthood leading to an array of disability, discomfort and displeasure.
What is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a deformity of the spine where it is curved when looking from behind when it should be straight.
Sometimes patients are obviously deformed, sometimes it is more subtle.
Tragically, it is never obvious when the deformity is beginning even though this is the time when it may be possible to fix
What Causes Scoliosis?
Congenital (from birth)
A Short Leg (it’s an early indicator, but not 100%)
Lifestyle (School Bags, Posture...)
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: meaning scoliosis begins growing as a child for no apparent reason (85% of all scoliosis are AID )
Chiropractic Care for Scoliosis
Every scoliosis is different. Different cause. Different shape. Different measurement.
The solution to a child's scoliosis is different to the solution to adult scoliosis and is dependent on numerous factors.
We can help you and your kids, depending on the degree and type of curve. We develop programs with our patients that include Chiropractic care, functional exercises, ScoliRoll tractioning and, if necessary, a heel lift.
If we are unsure if we can help you with your scoliosis treatment we can refer you for a second opinion.
Chiro Dr Janine Adams
First Chiropractic Visit
We will be there to welcome you as soon as you open the door. During your first visit to House of Chiropractic in Albury-Wodonga, our Chiropractor will listen to you to find out what is wrong.
If they think you may be out of alignment a thorough examination will be recommended. This will include digital postural analysis. It may be necessary to have some x-rays taken of your spine. We will explain all the steps involved.
Please allow around 30 - 45 minutes for your first visit.
If we think chiropractic care can help you, you may have your first spinal correction ('adjustment') at this visit. This is completely different for everyone. We use a range of techniques depending on what is best suited for you and your health concerns.
We'd Love to Hear from You
Our Chiropractic House is welcoming and waiting for you. Simply tap the button above to book your first visit online or CONTACT US - we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.