In accordance with Virginia State law, parents of students will receive an information sheet containing important facts about scoliosis and scoliosis screening.
Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature or turning of the spine. It affects 2-3% of the population or an estimated 600,000 people in the United States. If left untreated, it can progress to a serious problem, causing back pain and degenerative arthritis of the spine. It may lead to disk disease or sciatica. It can also threaten the psychological well-being of a young adult when there is an obvious deformity.
90% of cases are from unknown causes. It may run in families and affects girls seven times more often than boys. It most frequently develops during the growth spurt between ages 8 and 15. Early detection and intervention may prevent further structural deformity and resulting secondary problems.
Since the development of scoliosis is gradual and usually painless, scoliosis may develop without the parent or child being aware. It is important for parents to monitor their child’s development during these growing years. The signs of scoliosis may include uneven shoulders, a shoulder blade that appears more prominent than the other, uneven waistline, one hip higher than the other, and/or a leaning to one side.
Early detection of scoliosis is crucial
A scoliosis screening for measuring the amount of abnormal curvature in the spine is strongly recommended.
Nova Health & Wellness has developed a yearly “Back to School” program. In the month of September we offer a posture and scoliosis screening to all children of our community and a complete spectrum of non-invasive treatment techniques using the latest technology developed by world-renowned spinal specialists.
Let us give you the answer….
Call today to make an appointment for your children’s Posture & Scoliosis Screening
Please Note: Your optional $10 fee will be donated to the Women & Children’s Shelter
Includes: your children full health assessment, posture & scoliosis screening, nutrition counseling and X-rays (if needed).
14215-E Centreville Square, Centreville, VA. 20121, 703-222-3737
The Nova Health & Wellness Team