- An estimated 6 million people in the US alone suffer from scoliosis
- Scoliosis affects both men and women of all ages, races and socio-economic classes
- The onset of scoliosis is usually between 10 and 15 years of age
- More females than males are affected with Scoliosis
- It’s recommended that children be screened yearly! Early detection is the key to correcting Scoliosis curves
- Florida Legislature 381.0056 now mandates scoliosis screenings to be performed annually for students in grade six
- 15% of kids screened in school programs result in a positive diagnosis
- Research shows that alternative non-invasive options are more effective in the treatment of Scoliosis
- There are currently 40,000 scoliosis fusion surgeries performed annually in the United States with an estimated 25% rate of complications
- Currently, there are only 16 certified CLEAR Intensive Scoliosis Care Clinics in the world and South Florida Scoliosis Center is one of them
June is National Scoliosis Awareness Month
National Scoliosis Awareness Month endeavors to highlight the growing need for education and early detection of scoliosis by uniting patients, families, physicians, and related businesses in collaborative events throughout the month of June.
The Scoliosis Research Society has sent requests to all US governors asking them to proclaim June as National Scoliosis Awareness Month.
Click here to see if your state has proclaimed June as National Scoliosis Awareness Month.
We invite all scoliosis patients, family members and advocates to send their own letters of support.
Click here for the National Scoliosis Awareness Month Support Letter
Click here to find your governor – National Governors Association (NGA)
Click here for free Scoliosis Screening!