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June 2019 - Posts

June – National Scoliosis Awareness Month

Scoliosis Awareness Month sheds lights on a spinal condition that millions of people in the United States, adults and children alike, experience and seek medical treatment. The primary age of onset for Scoliosis is between ten and fifteen years of age, with females being five times more likely to progress to a curve magnitude that will require treatment. Raising awareness is key in helping individuals combat Scoliosis. Screening programs allow for early detection, while an increase in research and funding help reduce pain and suffering by those affected.

In June of 2018, Commissioner Leon and the El Paso Commissioners Court declared June as “National Scoliosis Awareness Month,” in El Paso County Texas.

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