Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Fishbein FellowIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: The American Chiropractic Association
(ACA) agrees with the findings of the recent article by Dr Yawn and colleagues1 on school-based scoliosis screening as they relate
to severe idiopathic scoliosis. However, the ACA believes continued screening
is important for school-aged children for a number of reasons.
While medical doctors often look only for genetic malformations in children,
doctors of chiropractic also screen for dysfunctional joints to which the
dynamic musculoskeleton—particularly the spine—must compensate.
Mertz JA. School-Based Scoliosis Screening. JAMA. 2000;283(13):1689. doi:10.1001/jama.283.13.1685