From the Desk of Dr. Amanda:
The summer has come and gone and our kiddos are back in school, which means they'll be having their annual scoliosis screenings.
My name is Doctor Amanda Jordan and it's been my experience that most parents are unfamiliar with what scoliosis is, how to detect it in their children, and the best option for correcting scoliosis if their children show signs of scoliosis.
What is scoliosis? Scoliosis means an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine. This means when looking at a spine – a scoliotic spine will have a sideways bend compared to a normal spine which will be straight.
Because stress attacks the weakest part of the body, a scoliotic spine will negatively impact a child’s growth and development which can lead to health conditions in the future.
Now, I want you to know that there is a ton of information out there regarding scoliosis, however the majority of our parents and patients show up to our office simply not knowing what they should do next.
As Corrective Care Chiropractors, what we do in our office is very unique and different. The typical bend-over/touch-your-toes screening can be effective at detecting an already significantly present curvature of the spine, but unfortunately it will not detect the beginning stages or even a minor scoliosis.
Enter the Pittsburgh Scoliosis Challenge. When you sign up to participate in the Challenge, we’re going to check you or your child using: