"What Age Does
 Scoliosis Begin?"

Hello again.

Dr Brad Ivanchuk here.

I am a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line in the Beacon Hill Plaza.

Today we are going to talk about SCOLIOSIS and if you have kids, you absolutely need to read this. Especially if you have daughters.

Scoliosis by definition is a twisted or crooked spine.

Three percent of the population have scoliosis.

The primary age if onset is 10 to 15 years of age.

Females are 8 times more likely to develop scoliosis than males.

There are 3 causes of scoliosis.

One is congenital which means something went wrong during the embryonic stage.

The second cause is neuromuscular which means the scoliosis is the result of another condition such as cerebral palsy or spina bifida.

The third cause is idiopathic. This accounts for 80 to 85% of the cases. Idiopathic means unknown cause.

Some developmental theories regarding idiopathic scoliosis are that it arises as a defect of biomechanical function and/or a defect of neuromuscular control.

In other words, defects of the neuro-muscular-skeletal system which is what all posture correction chiropractors deal with specifically.

The world renowned Society on Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment recommends the following guidelines for treating scoliosis:
1-Posture Correction.
2-Auto-correction of curve training during activities of daily living.
3-Patient education.

And as a Certified Posture Expert and a Certified Postural Neurologist with the American Posture Institute, this is where I can help you.

You will not know for sure if your kids have scoliosis unless they are checked by a posture expert. But one clue is that 23% of kids who have scoliosis will also suffer from lower back pain.

So if any of your kids complain of lower back pain, you need to get them checked as soon as possible.

But the prudent thing to do is to have them all checked regardless.

I have had very good results saving kids from unnecessary surgery for scoliosis over the years.

We were able to at least keep the curve from progressing, and there have been cases of curve reduction and the occasional complete correction.

All you have to do for me to check all your children is call and schedule an appointment for your free initial consultation.

This also includes a free detailed postural analysis.
 
Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433). Please ask for Tina or Luanne to schedule your appointment.

Remember that good posture is by design and not by circumstance.
Life Chiropractic Centre … helping families just like yours build vibrant, healthy, drug-free lives for over 25 years in Burlington, Ontario.

Life Chiropractic Centre … helping families just like yours build vibrant, healthy, drug-free lives for over 25 years in Burlington, Ontario.

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