Scoliosis Awareness Month  

 

Sickle Cell disease is not the only condition/disease we would like to help shine light on in the month of June. June is also National Scoliosis Awareness Month. Scoliosis is described as a sideways curve of the spine, often appearing in the shape of the letters “S” or “C”. These curves can be present in different places of the spine. Continue down below for more information on symptoms, causes, and ways to help children living with Scoliosis.  

 

Causes 

 

The cause of scoliosis is widely perceived in most cases as idiopathic. Idiopathic means that the cause is commonly unknown to doctors and researchers. However, they believe that a variety of different factors could play a role in the development of Scoliosis. Research has found that Scoliosis often occurs more in females than in males, and in children aged 11 and older. There is also research to support that a child is more likely to be affected by Scoliosis if their blood relatives are.  

 

How is Scoliosis Diagnosed?  

 

Scoliosis can be detected and diagnosed by examining your child or teen and taking x-rays. The location and severity of the curve can help doctors develop a proper treatment plan, depending on the severity of the curve. Regular checkups might only be required for children and teens with less severe curves while bracing or surgery might be the case for those with larger and more severe curves. The correct treatments will allow children and teens to live regular and active lives.  

 

What are the symptoms? 

 

Children and teens with mild Scoliosis do not typically show symptoms or pain. Changes in posture when sitting or standing for children may be a sign of Scoliosis. A few other signs may include: 

 

  • Uneven shoulders at the top 
  • One shoulder blade being more visible than the other (from the back) 
  • One hip appears higher than the other 
  • Changes in the shape of the spine can lead to back pain. If the scoliosis is progressing and the curve is more severe, some children may rarely develop difficulty breathing 

 

 

 

How We Can Observe National Scoliosis Awareness Month 

 

Some ways to observe National Scoliosis Awareness Month and help spread word about Scoliosis include:  

 

  • Practicing yoga to improve posture. Practicing yoga both in private and public can be beneficial to oneself as well as inspiring others to begin partaking in the activity 
  • Donate 
  • Spread word through word of mouth or digital platforms  
  • Volunteer at local clinics and hospitals to assist and work with children with Scoliosis 
  • Donate and/or help start fundraisers to raise money for research and organizations assisting children with Scoliosis  

 

 

 

Our Locations

We have multiple locations for your convenience. For more locations that may be close to you, please visit www.pediatricassociates.com/locations

Semoran Location

1651 N. Semoran Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32807
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Our Clinicians

MON 8:00am-6:45pm
TUES-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SAT 8:00am-12:00 Noon
SUN Closed

Metrowest Location

1601 Park Center Dr., Ste 6B
Orlando, FL 32835
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Our Clinicians

MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SAT 8:00am-12:00 Noon
SUN Closed
 

Alafaya Location

1561 S. Alafaya Trail, Ste 400
Orlando, FL 32828
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Our Clinicians

MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SAT 8:00am-12:00 Noon
SUN Closed

Sanford Location

1403 Medical Plaza Drive, Ste 104
Sanford, FL 32771
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Our Clinicians

MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed
 

LOOP Location

3274 Greenwald Way N.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
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Our Clinicians

MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SAT 8:00am-12:00 Noon
SUN Closed
MON-FRI After Hours 5:30pm-10:30pm

Kissimmee-Poinciana Location

1975 South John Young Pkwy, Ste 204
Kissimmee, FL 34741
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Our Clinicians

MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed
 

Oviedo Location

1884 W. CR-419, Ste 1000
Oviedo, FL 32765
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Our Clinicians

MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

Winter Springs Location

501 W. SR 434
Winter Springs, FL 32708
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Our Clinicians

MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

Deltona Location

596 Courtland Blvd.
Deltona, FL 32738
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Our Clinicians

MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SAT 8:00am-12:00pm
SUN Closed

Winter Garden Location

1327 Winter Garden Vineland Rd., Suite 120
Winter Garden, FL 34787
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Our Clinicians

MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

Longwood Location

181 Sabal Palm Dr.
Longwood, FL 32779
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Our Clinicians

MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

Lake Nona Location

10105 Clear Vista St., Ste B
Orlando, FL 32832
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Our Clinicians

MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

Apopka Location

200 N. Park Ave., Ste A
Apopka, FL 32703
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Our Clinicians

MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

Lee Vista Location

6447 S. Chickasaw Trail
Orlando, FL 32829
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Our Clinicians

MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

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