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#1 of 3 Old 01-14-2008, 12:55 PM - Thread Starter
 
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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?

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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.

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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.
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