Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that often manifests in children. Kids should have an annual scoliosis screening, but it can often fall by the wayside when changing schools or moving around a lot. There’s often no known cause for the condition, which makes exams and early detection so important for catching and correcting.
SpineScreen was designed by Shriners Hospitals for Children doctors to help in early detection of curved spines. You simply turn the app on and move the phone against the child’s back. The program can detect abnormal curves in the spine and is a free and quick way to monitor spine curvature.
Of course, it’s an app, which means that it can’t definitively diagnose scoliosis. But it can tell you if something is abnormal and if your child should see a doctor.
SpineScreen is a multi-functional tool and can also teach you and your child about the signs of scoliosis and treatment options and provide a calendar for annual screening reminders. Find out more about the app and scoliosis here.
Shriners Hospitals for Children specializes in orthopaedic conditions, including scoliosis and other spinal issues. With 20 locations in North America, the group continues to look for new diagnosis and treatment options for kids that allow them to keep playing and being kids.
Here’s what to do next
Grab SpineScreen for free through Shriners Hospitals for Children. You can also find out more about scoliosis, symptoms, and treatments on their site. It is available for both Android and Apple.
All care and services at Shriners Hospitals for Children are provided regardless of the families’ ability to pay.