Scoliosis Test | Pediatric Chiropractor in West Omaha, NE
Hey there, it’s Dr. Jeremiah Samples here with Family First Chiropractic, and it’s back to school time! What back to school season used to mean for some of us was the old school scoliosis test.
Checking Kids for Scoliosis
Now, what we’re looking at today is what does this test actually cover? What is it looking for? Why is it important? It’s not utilized as much anymore due to the fact that it tended to raise up medical costs and false positives. However, it still showed some important indicators that could keep your child healthier through their school days. So as he bends forward here, what I’m looking for is an abnormal curvature of the spine, meaning either a C shaped or a puffy S shaped curve, which would produce not only changes in the sinuses themselves, but also uneven protrusions of the ribcage. The use of chiropractic actually does help with this and can help make you stronger. Unfortunately for me, chiropractic also makes your kid a lot taller…
If you have questions about your child and how to keep their spine healthy through their school years, please reach out to us!