June: Scoliosis Awareness Month
Dr. Nick shares some helpful resources and information regarding the importance of early detection for Scoliosis.
National Scoliosis Awareness Month occurs every year in June. The Importance of early detection, Scoliosis education, and bringing awareness to the public are key focuses throughout the month.
Early detection and intervention leads to better patient outcomes when seeking the right treatment. Especially for children or adolescents who are going through rapid growth, and older adults with pain and decreased quality of life.
Here's a video of Dr. Nick Weddle discussing the importance of early detection.
What is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is the name given to a specific spinal deformity that is most often characterized by having side-ways curves in the spine, with rotation — when it should be straight up and down.
Getting ahead of the curve is important, and home screening can help do that. Here's a link to a free tool to help you screen at home. Using the free in browser app, ScoliScreen, you can follow the on screen instructions to get results instantly.
For those interested in learning more can visit our website ScoliosisKC!