Scoliosis Screening

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Scoliosis screen is required for all students in the 6th and 8th grades who attend public schools in Georgia.

Scoliosis is a sideways curve of the spine. 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.

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