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Scoliosis

Teenage girls

Scoliosis seems to mainly affect girls between the ages of 8 to 18.

Scoliosis is an abnormal lateral or sideways curvature of the spine. It is first usually detected in early teen years. Scoliosis is more common in females than males. Doctors believe that there is a hereditary factor that predisposes people to this condition. There are many different causes for scoliosis: 70-80% are idiopathic, meaning the cause is unidentifiable.

Not all scoliosis are progressive, meaning some will stop increasing at some point. This is why early detection is crucial, to monitor and to treat. Children should be examined before age 12-13, especially if there is a history of scoliosis in the family.

In severe cases the distortion can affect surrounding organs such as the lungs and heart, cause neurologic problems and arthritis. At Goyke Health Center, we will be able to detect the degree and severity of the scoliosis. Our goal is to maintain joint flexibility, decrease muscle stiffness and pain and help the patient maintain a normal and healthy life style. In some instances, correction can take place, depending on the reasons of the scoliosis.

Dr. Kevin Goyke uses a safe and effective approach that lead to excellent results in treating scoliosis. Contact Goyke Health Center in Geneva, IL at (630) 715-1183 to learn more about our treatments for Scoliosis. If you’re a new patient, take advantage of a FREE exam and consultation!

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