What age to check for scoliosis? - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 01-14-2008, 12:55 PM - Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 1,841
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
DD has scoliosis on both sides of her family, and I really want to stay on top of watching about it. Do you know at what age you're supposed to be checked for scoliosis?


AuntNi is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 3 Old 01-14-2008, 01:06 PM
tankgirl73's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: NB, Canada
Posts: 2,773
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I honestly don't know. I have it, but didn't know I had it until I was 19. I was in a car accident and had horrible back pain afterwards. I got an x-ray to check for problems, and they told me I had scoliosis - not from the accident of course.

THEN my mom told me that it ran in the family. She has it, my aunt has it, etc.

I started chiropractic care and have had regular maintenance since. It doesn't 'fix' the twist, but it keeps me functional. I have a "major rotatory scoliosis", which despite the title is relatively benign. It doesn't warrant a brace or surgery or anything, I'm just a little crooked lol...

And to be honest, I don't know what difference would have made to know about it sooner. Since it wasn't bad enough for us to even be suspicious, would knowing have done any good? Would I have just become nervous about it?

If you're concerned, I'd just suggest regular chiropractic care... they'll tell you when it's becoming a concern. Young children's backs regularly bend and straighten as they grow, so it's probably not until after puberty that it's actually "scoliosis". But I don't know that for sure.

Heather, mom to Caileigh 12/06 and aspie ADHD prodigy David 05/98 :intact lact
tankgirl73 is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 01-14-2008, 04:36 PM
anvil78's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 41
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We had dd’s well check last month and discovered she had it. She just turned 11. The dr said it tends to appear more in adolescent girls. We do well checks about every other year and it just now showed up. Her curve is only 16 degrees and symmetrical so we will just monitor it for the next two years while she is growing. My father, a male cousin and dh’s father has it.
anvil78 is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 15,232

31 members and 15,201 guests
a-sorta-fairytale , AdaSam , babydoulajo , BirthFree , Deborah , emmy526 , Fluffer , hillymum , iryna.prokh , IsaFrench , JElaineB , katelove , kathymuggle , lisak1234 , Lucee , Lydia08 , MDoc , Michele123 , Mirzam , moominmamma , MylittleTiger , NaturallyKait , Nazsmum , pencilspackaging , philomom , RollerCoasterMama , scheelimama , Springshowers , suzanneturner , zebra15
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.