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What Is Scoliosis

How Do I Know if I Have Scoliosis?

How Do You Know if You Have Scoliosis? In many states school screening for scoliosis is mandatory once a year for all students, but the effectiveness of this approach is still to be determined as many cases of scoliosis remain undiagnosed until the scoliosis progresses to the point of necessary intervention. If you’ve never had … Read more

Scoliosis Research: Post-Surgical Improvement

An article published in the June 2012 Scoliosis followed 40 patients with Adolescent Idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) who underwent surgical fusion with rods and hooks. Surprisingly, researchers only found a post-operative improvement of less than 50%. A further surprise, after a 5 year follow-up the average loss of correction was almost another 10% suggesting the initial … Read more

Scoliosis Research: Vertebral Body Stapling

Vertebral Body Stapling – State of the Art Scoliosis Surgery? Latest Research Says Why at this Time it CANNOT Replace Modern Scoliosis Bracing or even Invasive Spinal Fusion Surgery. The current standard medical approach to nonsurgical treatment for Idiopathic Scoliosis is limited to observation and bracing. Meaning, though other treatment methods exist, patients are generally advised … Read more

Treatment of Scoliosis a History

tHe BiZaRrE wOrLd oF sCoLiOsIs Historical Treatment of Scoliosis The existence of scoliosis probably predates the existence of man. There is a long history of its presentation from King Tutankhamun to Hippocrates. Because of this there is a vast and fascinating history of the both the condition and its treatment. Interestingly, many of the bygone forms of … Read more

Scoliosis Research: Complications After Surgery

Much of the research on scoliosis surgery in adolescents seeks to outline any risk factors that may result in failure. With Adult Scoliosis the goals of surgery become different: decompression of stenosis, restoring spinal balance, and improving deformity, pain and disability. Adult Scoliosis surgery is accompanied by high rates of major complications (28-54%), readmission (11-20%), … Read more

Scoliosis Research: Hormones and Scoliosis

NEW Study Seeks Connection Between Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) and Puberty Scoliosis in teenagers is one of the most frequent forms of postural distortion and it occurs predominately in pubescent girls. The authors theorize that because of this, one of the many factors that may contribute to the expression of AIS must involve a significant deficiency of … Read more

Scoliosis Research: Is Scoliosis Hereditary?

Will you pass scoliosis onto your children? Genetic Breakthrough for Idiopathic Scoliosis– What Impact (if any) Will it Have? An international France-Canada research team announced their discovery of the first gene causing scoliosis occurring in families. “To date, many genes have been suspected of causing scoliosis amongst different populations, but the gene that causes the … Read more

Nutrition and Scoliosis: What to Eat and What to Avoid

Nutrition is definitely an environmental influence on idiopathic scoliosis, but its exact role and impact are not completely understood. The genetic weakness that predisposes a person to scoliosis can be activated or “turned on” by something. That “something” ranges from a trauma, postural stress (e.g. heavy book bags), exposure to specific types of bacteria, or … Read more

Scoliosis Research: Can Exercise Help?

Types of Muscle This is a technical article revealing a behind the scenes perspective on why specific types of exercise therapy is so effective in treating scoliosis. Skeletal muscle is a form of striated muscle tissue (a form of fibers that are combined into parallel fibers) controlled by the somatic nervous system (associated with the … Read more

Scoliosis and Osteoporosis: Risk Factors and Prevention

Scoliosis and Osteoporosis A concern with degenerative or adult-onset scoliosis is how it is affected by osteoporosis. Osteoporosis and scoliosis are related because they are both conditions which affect the spine. Osteoporosis is a disease that affects the density or mass of bone structures. Millions are diagnosed with the condition, which decreases the strength of … Read more