Scoliosis is one of the most common childhood spinal conditions. While plenty of people remember being screened for it in school, there aren’t a lot of people who know what even causes this condition. The truth is that the exact causes of the condition are still unknown, but several risk factors make a person more susceptible to scoliosis. At Meyer Medical and Chiropractic, we have provided residents of Orlando, FL, and Apopka, FL, with scoliosis management options for many years.
Scoliosis can happen to anyone, but there is some limited evidence that the condition can run in families. If an immediate relative has struggled with this condition, get checked regularly, and make sure the family history is included in your medical records.
No one is quite sure why, but girls tend to be diagnosed with scoliosis at a rate ten times higher than that of boys.
People with multiple sclerosis or cystic fibrosis are much more likely to develop this condition than those who do not. If you or a loved one suffer from one of these diseases, our doctor will be looking for signs of this during regular office visits.
Spinal Birth Defects or Previous Chest Surgeries
If a child has had a history of spinal issues, or if he or she has had surgery that opened the chest, make sure that they are regularly assessed for scoliosis.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor for Scoliosis Treatment in Orlando, FL, and Apopka, FL
If you live in the Orlando FL or Apopka FL area and you think you or your child might be at risk of scoliosis, make an appointment to see our chiropractor. Meyer Medical and Chiropractic can work to reduce the effects of this disease and get you back on the road to your best health.