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WHEREAS, increased awareness of Scoliosis will help children, parents and health care providers understand, recognize and treat the complexities of spinal deformities such as Scoliosis; and

WHEREAS, Scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine, with no known cause, is a condition affecting 2 to 3 percent of the population, or an estimated 7 million people in the United States; and

WHEREAS, an estimated 1 million Scoliosis patients utilize health care yearly, with approximately 1 of every 6 children being diagnosed with this condition eventually being required to receive active medical treatment; and

WHEREAS, the primary age of onset for Scoliosis is between 10 and 15, with females being 5 times more likely to progress to a curve magnitude that requires treatment; and

WHEREAS, screening programs allow for early detection, and for treatment opportunities which may alleviate the worst effects of the condition; and

WHEREAS, Scoliosis Awareness Month is an opportunity to raise awareness of the spinal condition of Scoliosis, and to recognize the need for increased research to reduce the pain and suffering it causes;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  June 2017

 Scoliosis Awareness Month in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Scott Anderson