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Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the spine which produces pain and stiffness through adult life. It usually begins in the teens or early twenties and affects more men than women. There are around 200,000 people diagnosed with AS in the UK. It is currently incurable and one third of people with AS are unable to work because of their condition.
My petition is to help raise awareness for scoliosis by sending this petition, with the following aims to the PM and MP'S.
To test a child for scoliosis at certain ages will take less than a minute (with a forward bend test) but will help the child as 1 in 3000 people have scoliosis (curvature of the spine) so bad they have to have major surgery, which takes months to fully recover from. if they were tested earlier then this could have been prevented , in some cases, by use of a brace.
So please sign this petition and help children across the U.K.