Scoliosis Awareness Month 2017

Scoliosis Awareness Month 2017

Scoliosis Awareness Month 2017


June is scoliosis awareness month, so to help raise some much needed awareness I have created the below graphic for you to share.

Scoliosis: Know the signs!

Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine affecting 200 million people worldwide. In most cases, scoliosis first presents itself in young teenagers (it is more common in girls).

It’s important to know the signs of scoliosis and to check children’s backs regularly, especially during the ages of 10-15. This is because, between these ages scoliosis can often develop very rapidly, during the teenage growth spurt.

This is what happened to me. I developed scoliosis in early adolescence but it wasn’t spotted until I was 14. By that time it was already very severe meaning that, unfortunately, surgery was the only treatment option for me. You can see my back and X-ray before surgery in the image below.

Early detection is therefore crucial as if scoliosis is spotted early enough, surgery can be avoided.  

If you’d like to find out more about scoliosis, you can read my scoliosis story or visit my information page – what is scoliosis?

Please also feel free to share the below graphic on social media or your own blog to get the word out about scoliosis! 

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Scoliosis Awareness Month 2017

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