Download SpineScreen and check your child’s spine for possible signs of scoliosis.
Developed by the orthopaedic specialists at Shriners Hospitals for Children®, SpineScreen gives parents a quick, informal way to regularly monitor their child’s spine. And, it’s easy to use! Simply move your smartphone along your child’s spine and SpineScreen detects any abnormal curves.
Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that can restrict movement and in some cases lead to other serious medical conditions. It is most commonly diagnosed between 10 and 15 years of age, when children grow rapidly. Because there is often no known cause, monitoring for scoliosis is an important part of a child’s ongoing healthcare. Shriners Hospitals encourages parents to download the free SpineScreen app and check kids annually.
With the SpineScreen app, you can:
I. Learn the signs of scoliosis and treatment options available.
II. Perform a preliminary spine check on your child at home.
III. Schedule calendar reminders for annual screenings.
If you have immediate concerns about your child’s spine or other possible medical conditions, please consult your healthcare provider. For more information on scoliosis screenings, treatment options and to download the app, please visit shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/scoliosis.
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