HUDSON, Fla., April 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As the Spring sports season gets closer, Family Chiropractic Center for Wellness wants to educate residents on the side effects of scoliosis. Most commonly found in young females, scoliosis is a condition that can impact an individual’s range of motion and balance. The Center is offering free scoliosis screenings during the month of April to help local families stay healthy.
Scoliosis is used to describe an abnormal or sideways curvature of the spine. According to the National Scoliosis Foundation, this condition affects around 7 million people in the U.S. The onset of scoliosis typically occurs between the ages of 10 – 15 years old. Although it can affect both genders, females are eight times more likely to experience a curve that requires treatment.
Scoliosis can have long-term impacts on the body and affect an individual’s quality of life. In addition to limiting range of motion and activity, this condition can also cause pain, reduced respiratory function, loss of balance and hip problems. For young people, scoliosis can also have a significant negative impact on the development of self-esteem.
Most people who develop scoliosis will not require any treatment. However, it is impossible to tell who will develop this condition and how far it will progress. Though there is no cure for scoliosis, there are several treatment options available, depending on severity.
“In order for scoliosis treatment to be most effective, it’s important to detect the condition early,” says Dr. Brian K. Dahmer, licensed chiropractic physician. “A scoliosis screening can help determine if your child is showing signs of the condition and presents the best opportunity for early intervention.”
Screening your child for scoliosis is important, especially for young athletes. Family Chiropractic Center for Wellness is offering free scoliosis screenings in April to check for signs. The Center’s goal is to promote overall health and wellness within the community, and part of this mission includes helping local families detect conditions that could impact spine health.
If you are ready to adjust your game, call the Family Chiropractic Center for Wellness today to make an appointment for a free scoliosis screening at (727) 862-8571. More information about their Hudson and Spring Hill locations can be found on their website http://www.drbrianchiro.com/.
About Family Chiropractic Center for Wellness
Family Chiropractic Center for Wellness takes a proactive approach to health by offering chiropractic treatments that promote overall wellness. Using alternative techniques that are the least invasive yet highly effective, the team creates a unique wellness program tailored to your specific health needs. With convenient locations in both Hudson and Spring Hill, the team at Family Chiropractic Center for Wellness is dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness goals.
Family Chiropractic Center for Wellness, (727) 862-8571
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