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How is Scoliosis

Diagnosed ?

Since we do not have school screening programs for scoliosis in Canada, often family members, ballet teachers or gym teachers may notice uneven hips and shoulders.


If a family doctor finds any sign of scoliosis, he/she will order an X-ray and if Scoliosis is confirmed and progressing, a referral will be sent to the orthopedic doctors at CHEO (in Eastern Ontario).


If you do have an X-ray requisition from your family doctor, it would be best if you take your child to CHEO's X-ray department for EOS scanning as it is much less radiation than regular X-Ray. You can avoid multiple X-rays and unnecessary radiation.

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