June is National Scoliosis Awareness Month. Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that affects an estimated seven million people in the United States. While girls are eight times more likely than boys to need treatment, this condition affects children of all races, classes, and genders.
According to the National Scoliosis Foundation, “Scoliosis is the most common deformity of the spine and early detection is the key to keeping the condition from progressing and providing treatment.
Fewer than half of the nation’s states currently legislate school screening of scoliosis, and some states are considering discontinuing those screenings.”
Find out more about the how you can support scoliosis awareness, education, and early detection.
Listed here are places where you can find additional information about scoliosis and how it gets treated: