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Scoliosis Screenings in Schools

School Screening for Scoliosis Valuable or a HUGE waste of resources? If scoliosis screening in school is ineffective, unreliable, has no real impact on the treatment or ultimate patient outcomes…. why are over half our states still wasting time and

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Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) (sometimes referred to as “teenage scoliosis”) is defined as a lateral curvature of the spine greater than 10 degrees accompanied by vertebral rotation and is present in 2 to 4 percent of children between 10 and

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Scoliosis and Genetics

Scoliosis has been known to run in families. According to the University of Iowa Health Care department, “Hereditary and congenital irregularities have emerged as the most probable causes of scoliosis today.” While genetics is believed to play a role in

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Clothing For Scoliosis

How to Dress with Scoliosis Approximately 4% of the population have scoliosis. Scoliosis can cause visible symptoms; uneven shoulders, head not centered, ribs different heights, a shoulder blade that sticks out more than the other, uneven hips, one leg appearing shorter

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Scoliosis Surgery Pain

Very Disturbing Report on Scoliosis Surgery Pain–Recently Published (2013) When severe adolescent idiopathic scoliosis progresses to a point at which lung and heart function are compromised, surgery can become a necessary intervention. Spinal fusion surgery is a very complex and

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