ScoliScreen is an online tool developed to help raise awareness of scoliosis and the importance of self detection. A set of simple questions will give an indication whether the subject being screened may have a scoliosis. These results, while indicative, are not a substitute for the advice of a qualified health professional and details of scoliosis clinics located nearby are accessible at the end of the screening process.
What is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a progressive, sideways curvature of the spine. Scoliosis can affect children and adults. In children it can be a more serious condition because it can rapidly progress as the child grows. Scoliosis is mosty first seen in children between the ages of 10 and 15. However, it can occur in younger children, babies and adults. The effects of scoliosis include: poor posture, shoulder humping, muscle weakness, and pain. In rare cases scoliosis can lead to heart and lung problems. If scoliosis is detected and treated early, patients can avoid these symptoms in many cases. If left untreated, scoliosis can progress and sometimes may require extensive spinal surgery.
How do I screen someone?
1) Stand behind the person you wish to screen 2) Using the pictures as a guide, answer each question as prompted by ScoliScreen 3) Click Submit and wait for the Result 4) If the Result indicates a possible scoliosis, you can search for a scoliosis clinic near you 5) Regardless of the Result, please seek professional advice if you have any concerns