While early detection of scoliosis is critical for early detection and early treatment many still don’t do it. As a result, the percentage of teens having to undergo surgery has risen sharply since the screenings had stopped a decade or so ago.
Early detection allows for early treatment, which is when the scoliosis is most correctable, so delaying treatment because scoliosis went unnoticed is the cause of the increasing incidents of surgery.
Fortunately, there are volunteers like Leann Niebler who have taken it upon themselves to stem the tide of increased surgeries in their communities by performing scoliosis screenings in the local schools in her area.
“The screening is good and important because my grandson was detected awhile back and he was referred to a doctor and was corrected right away while he was young, and now, he doesn’t have a crooked back,” Niebler said.
We solute Leann Niebler and all the volunteers like her that are helping children in their communities get scoliosis interventions as early as possible so that they can avoid a huge surgery.
To help in this effort we are offering our Parent’s Guide To Scoliosis for Free to anyone who may be interested in volunteering to do scoliosis screenings in their communities.