Monitoring is key to any disorder, but monitoring should be done for all when it comes to the abnormal spinal curve (scoliosis). Every child between ages 6 to 14 should have their spine checked at least once every year. If a scoliotic curve is detected, the child needs to have radiographic evaluations once every three months until mid to late teenage years and then once every six months after skeletal maturation.
It is said that one should go to a dentist at least once every six months. The same holds for the spine. Have your child checked regularly. All too often, parents are disheartened when they learn that their child has moderate or severe scoliosis. Moderate or severe scoliosis does not develop overnight, and it takes time, sometimes years. In almost all cases, your doctor could have caught these earlier, and they could have prescribed specific procedures and exercises to prevent the worsening of the curve.
Some may be too busy, some may not know where to go to have their child evaluated, and some are prevented from going because of financial difficulties. Regardless of the reason, we implore all parents to check their kids six and older for scoliosis regularly. The best place to have this done is by a person that understands scoliotic curvatures.
Our Chiropractors & Physiotherpsits Can Do A Quick Check For Scoliosis
Typically, pediatricians, orthopedic surgeons specializing in kids, chiropractors, and some physiotherapists are best suited for this. Our team of top-rated physiotherapists and expert chiropractors in Kuala Lumpur can easily detect and render advice for you in our centers. We do not recommend self-diagnosing or diagnosing your child on your own unless you are an expert in the field of spine, joint, or sports injuries.
But for those with limited time or resources and no other choice at all, we have provided a quick and easy system of a simplified check-up. Please remember that this method can only detect scoliosis conditions that are moderate or worse, and this self-help system may not detect milder forms and certain curve types. In any case, read through and perform the procedure on your child. Feel free to call our main office at 03-2093 1000 for information.
We encourage every one of our visitors to have the spines of their kids evaluated by an expert that understands spinal conditions. You can have one of our chiropractors or spine physiotherapists look and assess your child’s spine. But for many, it may not be easy. If you happen to be one of those with limited time, at least do some monitoring at home by taking notes of some signs. Again, do not assume that your child does not have this. It is better to monitor and know today rather than tomorrow. The key to prevention is early detection.
Get Your Child Assessed For Scoliosis In Kuala Lumpur Today
Scoliosis is a treatable condition. You do not need surgery unless the curve is severe and fails to respond to conservative measures. Chiropractic Specialty Center® (CSC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, provides holistic scoliosis treatments that help stabilize the spine. CSC’s Scoliosis treatment starts with a thorough assessment. Our Doctor of Chiropractic will carefully assess your spine, including its muscles and ligaments.
Additionally, they will look for signs of musculoskeletal instability. Musculoskeletal instabilities refer to conditions in which the Soft tissue and structures or stable. The musculoskeletal it’s still AT assessment provided at our Center for school uses patients includes a careful evaluation of the following structures and your spine, arms, and legs:
- Muscles and ligaments assessments of the spine, upper, and lower extremities
- A thorough evaluation of the entire spine
- Pelvic and leg assessment to rule out a short leg or pelvic bone instabilities
- Rib cage distortions evaluation
A short leg is a common finding in scoliosis, as are tight or shortened muscles in one or both extremities: shortness and leg lengths or tightness in muscles or causative factors that need focused attention and targeted treatments. Once we have assessed you, we will give you a detailed plan of action that will help stabilize your muscles, ligaments, joints. Musculoskeletal stability is essential as it is the dominating factor in scoliosis care. We have provided some helpful tips that you can use at home to check your child for scoliosis in the coming section.
What Is The Best Home Test For Scoliosis?
To check your child for scoliosis at home, you will need to have them remove their shirt to make the spine visible. Have them stand straight and take note of the height of their shoulders. Both shoulders should be at the same height. If one is higher than the other, chances are there is a scoliotic curve. Also, some have perfectly leveled shoulders with scoliosis. This is why you need to monitor further using another sign, Adam’s Scoliosis Sign.
Adam’s sign is beneficial in detecting a curve. You can easily do this test by asking your child to bend forward, starting at the waist until the back comes in the horizontal plane, with the feet together, arms hanging, and the knees in extension. Ask your child to hold their palms together. When they are in the proper position, you as the examiner should stand at the back (behind your child) and look along the horizontal plane of the spine, searching for side bending of the spinal bone, asymmetry of the trunk, or a hump on either side of the spine.
CSC’s physiotherapists and chiropractors are the non-surgical expert you need for scoliosis therapy and rehabilitation. Contact Chiropractic Specialty Center® in Kuala Lumpur on 03 2093 1000 to get more information about scoliosis treatments, locations, and services in Malaysia.