As children flock to beaches, lakes, and pools this summer, parents should take the opportunity to check their backs for abnormal curvature of the spine. Scoliosis is a lateral and rotational curvature of the spine that occurs in the mid- and/or lower-back. The curvature may begin to form as early as age three, but some cases of juvenile scoliosis do not become noticeable until the child reaches adolescence. The most common form is adolescent scoliosis, which is severe far more frequently in teenage girls than boys. Parents can also check footprints in the sand and at poolside for signs of flat feet. Tilted postures may also be more noticeable when children (and adults) have their swimwear on.

P.S. The chiropractor can check for subtle signs of spinal curvature and other irregularities during a visit to the office at any time of the year.
At IVY COMMONS FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC, we can tell you about many simple ways to make your life better; the chiropractic way. We’re located at 4422 Ivy Commons, where we are welcoming new patients daily. Please call 434.293.2779 to schedule an appointment at your convenience.

We can help you and your family maintain healthier lives free of pain. I invite the residents of Crozet, Charlottesville, and surrounding areas to call for a complimentary consultation to determine if we can help you.