Healthcare and government bureaucracy at work
Chris-- the Hoosier state (for those who don't know, that's Indiana) stopped scoliosis screening a few years ago. I believe it's all based on this, and what can you do when the professionals say it's not necessary? Unfortunately, a lot of kids will go unnoticed.
*I have to admit my answer has nothing to do with healthcare and gov't bureaucracy; just about the Hey article you had the link to...
After looking around some more at dates, it looks like they now have changed and this is their current stand:
I think, though, that the damage was done a few years back. If I read this correctly, it says if you currently have a screening program in your state, they recommend you keep it. When they no long recommended it back a few years ago, many states stopped mandating the screening programs, and I'm sure they're not about to start them up now, especially with all the economic problems we are having.
That still isn't real current. Anyone find anything more current from them than Nov. 2007?
Last edited by Susie*Bee; 06-09-2010 at 02:31 PM.
63, and feeling better with each year-- Life is good!
2007 major curve @ 52° w/ severe lumbar stenosis & L2L3 lateral listhesis (side shift)
5/4/07 posterior spinal fusion T2-L4 w/ laminectomies and osteotomies @L2L3, L3L4
Dr. Kim Hammerberg, Rush Univ. Medical Center in Chicago
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