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Early Onset Scoliosis

To Increase Awareness and Education
Our Scoliosis Story
Scoliosis Management
Tips for Parents
Handy ??? for Ortho Visit
Infantile Scoliosis
Juvenile Scoliosis
Adolescent Scoliosis
Case for Early Treatment
TriaC Brace
Cheneau Brace
Night Time Bending Brace
Boston Brace
Milwaukee Brace
Vertebral Stapling
Exercise Treatments
Scoliosis in Athletes
Advances in Screening

  Tips for Parents of Children Diagnosed with   

             Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis




There are a few things which you can do while you are waiting for
appointments and braces:



1) Avoid placing your child for any length of time in car
seats/infant swings or anything that will perpetuate a curved spine.



2) Try to gently massage your child's back - the convex side in



3) Since your baby is so small it should be easy for your husband or
yourself to carry her/him in a snuggly (with her/his back against your chest). Children love to be held and at the same time you will be applying traction to her/his little spine.



4) Sleep position: there is a "right" position. Avoid laying your
baby in a supine position (meaning face up), studies have shown that this 'may' contribute to infantile scoliosis. Try to lay your baby in a prone position (face down). I know that if you lay the baby face
down there is risk of SIDS - just be close by when you do. I think
that by putting the baby on her/his tummy while she/he is awake is a good idea - it will encourage her/him to use her/his back muscles.











Correcting Scoliosis during the AIS

Growth Spurt: 


































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