What is Scoliosis
Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty. While scoliosis can be caused by conditions such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, the cause of most scoliosis is unknown.Most cases of scoliosis are mild, but some children develop spine deformities that continue to get more severe as they grow. Severe scoliosis can be disabling. An especially severe spinal curve can reduce the amount of space within the chest, making it difficult for the lungs to function properly.
Symptoms of Scoliosis
Symptoms of scoliosis include uneven shoulders, uneven waist, one hip higher than the other, one shoulder blade that appears more prominent than the other. If the condition gets worse the spine will rotate or twist in addition to curving to side to side and this cause the ribs on one side of the body to stick out farther than on the other side.
Available Treatments for Scoliosis
The best available treatment for severe scoliosis is surgery. The surgery is called lumbar spinal fusion which is an operation that causes the vertebrae (bones of the spine) in the lower back to grow together. The goal of the lumbar fusion is to have the two vertebrae fuse (grow solidly together) so that there is no longer any motion between them.
How To Check Eligibility Criteria To Apply for Disability Tax Credit for Scoliosis
To apply for this tax credit Form 2201 entitled “Disability Tax Credit Certificate” it must be completed by a registered medical practitioner. This tax credit is only available to those who have taxes payable. This form must be completed by a registered medical practitioner. Qualified registered medical practitioners include a medical doctor, physiotherapist, optometrist, psychologist, occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, and audiologist.
How DCC Can Help Claim Tax Credit
Disability Tax Credit Consultants at DCC can help to claim this tax credit and collect up to $40,000 in disability tax credits.