During the teenage years, a condition called scoliosis may develop. About 2-3% of children will develop this condition. The cause is usually not known. Scoliosis is a sideways bending of the spine that can get worse quickly during the teen years. Scoliosis also can make the spine rotate. A curve in the spine can be overlooked until it has become very noticeable. Some children will develop serious problems later in life if the condition is not treated. That is why it is important to have your child checked for scoliosis. The school will be providing a screening examination as required by Georgia State Law O.C.G.A. Section 20-2-772 to check for this condition. The screening is simple and easy. The children are screened privately by a trained scoliosis screener. You will receive additional information by email about scoliosis and how and when scoliosis screenings will be conducted.
Leslye Ryan BSN, RN, CPHON
Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School – Middle Campus