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Home screening test for scoliosis

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Home screening test for scoliosis

January 20, 2012

Scoliosis, or sideways curvature of the spine, is a common problem, seen more frequently in girls. Most cases are much less dramatic than those pictured in this short, instructive video. Parents can easily screen for scoliosis in their children by performing Adam’s test. Have your child bend at the waist with straighten legs and, standing behind them, see if one shoulder blade is higher or more prominent than the other. If so, a more extensive medical exam with possible x-rays is indicated to either rule in or exclude scoliosis…..Richard R Samuel, MD Family Practice and Urgent Care Hayden, ID USA

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