Scoliosis

Detecting Scoliosis in Adolescents

About 2 to 3 percent of children will have scoliosis. The most common form develops during their adolescent growth phase. This is why Georgia’s children are checked in school. They are checked in two different grades, between the ages of 10 and 15.

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Signs of Scoliosis

There are some ways you can check your child at home for signs of scoliosis or spinal deformity. If you answer "yes" to one or more of the questions in this slideshow, contact your child’s doctor and make an appointment for additional screening.

 

Back pain is not a sign of scoliosis. If your child has constant back pain, contact your child’s doctor to talk about the cause of this pain.

If you have any questions, call our Scoliosis Screening Program at 404-785-7553.