Scoliosis Screening


<p >Scoliosis screen is required for all students in the 6th and 8th grades who attend public schools in Georgia.</p > <p ><meta charset="utf-8" /><span id="docs-internal-guid-7244fb02-7fff-2f50-c418-2cf5598b00f3" style="font-weight:normal;" ><span style="font-size:11.039999961853027pt;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;" >Scoliosis is a sideways curve of the </span >spine<span style="font-size:11.039999961853027pt;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;white-space:pre-wrap;" >. About 3% of children are affected by scoliosis. It can  occur at any age but is often noticeable between the ages of 9 and 16, when growth occurs  rapidly. Early detection is important to avoid potentially serious problems later in life if a spinal  curve is not recognized, treated, and it continues to progress. The screening test is an  observation of the child’s back when standing and bending forward. </span ></span ></p > <p >Click <a href="/userfiles/143/my files/scoliosis/parent letter scoliosis screening form.pdf?id=567" >here </a >for more information.</p > <p > </p >

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