Screening for a Curve
Early diagnosis of scoliosis is important. Your child’s pediatrician should check for scoliosis at every yearly physical exam. If your child’s spine shows signs of curvature, the doctor may monitor it closely with X-rays every few months. If the curve worsens, or is more than 25 degrees, your doctor may refer you to the CHOC Children’s Spine Center, where our spine specialists have fine-tuned the most innovative and proven scoliosis treatments available.