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How can Digital Motion X-ray Provide Efficacy of Care Program

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*RESEARCH VIDEO (Patients do not receive DMX as standard treatment protocol) DMX or “Digital Motion X-ray” is a type of fleuro-based X-ray coupled with digital and optic technology which allows clinicians to view the spine in real time motion. By subjecting all the therapies, exercises, and spinal manipulations to scrutiny under digital motion X-ray, Dr. … Read more

Scoliosis Research: Treating Mild Scoliosis

More Evidence That Early Treatment for Mild Scoliosis is Beneficial Between 1991 and 1992 the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) recruited over 14,000 expectant mothers in South-West England. Researchers then followed up with the children of these mothers at regular intervals. At age 15 the team identified whether or not spinal curvatures of 6 … Read more

Scoliosis Research: Determining the Risk of Progression

Can the Likelihood of Your Child’s Scoliosis Progressing be Predicted? A new study (ahead of publication) looks at determining the risk of progression for adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis during the peak of their growth. Researchers did this by evaluating curve size in relationship to stages of skeletal maturity to identify predictable changes. Skeletal maturity has been typically determined by … Read more

Scoliosis Research: Scoliosis Revision Surgery

How Common is Adolescent Scoliosis Revision Surgery? A study published last month in Spine (a peer-reviewed medical journal) outlined the risks for re-operation and revision surgeries after Idiopathic Scoliosis Surgery. The study looked at 1,435 patients from 12 different hospitals during the years 1995-2006. 80% of the patients included in the study were female with … 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

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: 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

Scoliosis Research: Post-Surgical Pain

Very Disturbing Report on Scoliosis Surgery Pain–Recently Published (2013) When severe scoliosis in teenagers 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 invasive elective surgical procedure that can result in excruciating postoperative pain. A 2013 study detailed … Read more