Spinal Screening Guidelines

New Spinal Screening Guidelines
State law requires that schools must screen students for abnormal spinal curvature in accordance with the following schedule:

• Girls will be screened two times, once at age 10 (or fall semester of grade 5) and again at age 12 (or fall semester of grade 7).

• Boys will be screened one time at age 13 or 14 (or fall semester of grade 8).

Trained screeners will check your child for signs of spinal problems like scoliosis. Catching a spinal problem early can make the treatment much easier. Not treating spinal problems can lead to serious health problems. 


Contact Monica G Saenz @ (361) 279-3382 Ext. 2427