I recently found out that I’ve been diagnosed with something called Scoliosis. If you’re unaware with this condition, it’s when your spine is crooked or curved. I went to the doctor and she said I have a very minor case and all I have to worry about is my posture and how much stuff I carry around in my backpack.
When I found out, I was shocked. The nurse had come to our classroom to talk about it, and she said that it was unlikely that anyone would have it. When we were in line to take the exam, everyone was freaking out, I was really calm thinking, there’s no way I could have it! How could I get Scoliosis? Even my minor case shot fear through my veins. But unlike mine, some can last for years. It’s most common in females, and some children develop spine deformities that get worse as they grow. Severe Scoliosis can be painful and disabling.
For mild cases no treatment is necessary, but for major cases, a back brace or surgery is required. It is very rare to see it in 0-5-year-olds, but more in those 6-60-years-old. It occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty.
If you’ve observed this happening to you, you may want to check with your parents and doctor about it. You can tell by looking at your back if it’s crooked. Schools will usually screen for Scoliosis in 5th grade. I sure am glad they did. For minor cases, like mine, simply monitoring it each month until you see some sort of improvement is the first step.
I’m not worried. God’s plan is perfect for my life and I will walk in faith that he will heal me as I grow.