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Did you know your kids’ pediatrician can start checking for scoliosis as early as when they can stand on their own? Parents should especially be on the lookout for scoliosis during the pre-teen and teen years. The good news is that there’s no need to panic if your child is diagnosed with scoliosis. In fact, in many cases, intervention is not needed.

For discussion on school screenings and at your pediatrician’s office and what to do if there’s a diagnosis, watch Dr. Butensky’s interview with New Jersey Family below and head to atlantichealth.org for more information.

Dr. Arthur Butensky is a physician who has been practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine for more than 30 years. He currently practices at Atlantic Medical Group Pediatrics at Florham Park.