Last updated on December 30th, 2022 at 12:42 pm

When Leah LaRocco’s doctor prescribed a back brace to halt the progress of her scoliosis curves, sleep became a nightmare. This is an all too common complaint about people with scoliosis (and other medical conditions). Mattresses for scoliosis quickly become a popular topic for discussion.

“If I lay on my side, the pressure pads would dig into my body, leaving bruises,” she said of her teenage years, lying prone in a brace all night. “If I lay on my back, the top of the brace would dig into my neck. If I lay on my stomach, the front of the brace would constrict and pinch my skin. I couldn’t find a comfortable sleep position.” Read More

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Last updated on December 30th, 2022 at 01:35 pm

Trapped inside a scoliosis brace for 20 hours a day over two years, young Leah LaRocco suffered both physical and emotional scars. Now, as she looks back at that time in her life, she calls the contraption a “modern-day straight jacket for teenage girls” and compares spinal braces to “medieval torture devices.” Read More

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Last updated on December 30th, 2022 at 01:59 pm

If you are the parent of a child who has been diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis, you may be feeling a range of emotions, from confusion and fear to hope and optimism. You are not alone in your feelings. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is a condition that affects millions of people each year, both children and adults. This blog post will provide you with information about scoliosis in children, including what it is, how it is treated, causes of scoliosis and what to expect as your child grows up. Read More

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Last updated on December 25th, 2022 at 07:52 pm

Non-surgical idiopathic scoliosis treatment options prevent the progression of scoliosis and treats the whole scoliosis condition and not only the curve.

Receiving a scoliosis diagnosis for your child is downright scary. Parents feel anxious about determining the best treatment options for their child. Traditional medicine offers three recommendations depending on your child’s spinal curvature, age, and gender; the “wait-and-see” approach, rigid bracing, and surgery. Read More

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Scoliosis is a spine curve that can cause significant aches and pain. Fortunately, there are a number of physical therapy exercises that can help to improve the alignment of the spine and reduce pain, especially if you have mild to moderate scoliosis. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the best exercises for scoliosis and discuss their benefits in more detail. We also provide tips on how you can try these exercises at home, so you can start improving your posture right away! Read More

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Do you or someone you know have scoliosis? If so, this blog is for you. While we all benefit from owning our health and taking care of ourselves, for those of us with scoliosis, self-care, takes on another meaning — self-care translates to minimizing the negative effects of the scoliosis condition.   Read More

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Scoliosis is a condition that affects the shape of the spine. While it can occur at any age, it most commonly affects adolescents. The exact cause of scoliosis has been thought to be unknown until now. We now know the cause is due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

The severity of scoliosis can vary from mild to severe. In mild cases, scoliosis may not require a lot treatment, still must be treated. However, in more severe cases, scoliosis can cause pain, difficulty breathing, and deformity. There are several treatment options available for scoliosis, ranging from non-invasive to invasive including rigid bracing and fusion surgery. Read More

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Scoliosis is a medical condition that refers to the abnormal curvature of the spine. Scoliosis can cause back pain in some adolescent patients and most adults.  There are treatments available to help relieve the pain. Let’s take a closer look at scoliosis, how it can cause back pain, and what treatments are available. Read More

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There is a lot of debate over whether or not scoliosis is a disability. Many people with scoliosis feel that they are disabled, while others feel that their condition does not hinder them in any way. In this blog post, we will explore the definition of disability and discuss whether or not scoliosis meets the criteria. We will also look at how scoliosis can impact daily life and discuss possible accommodations that may be necessary. Read More

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The short answer: Yes, scoliosis can and will get worse with age. The reason for this is that the condition is progressive, meaning it tends to worsen over time. Additionally, the spine continues to grow and change as we age, which can cause the curvature to become more pronounced.

Older adults are more likely to experience degenerative changes in the spine, such as osteoarthritis, which can also contribute to the worsening of scoliosis. Treatment for scoliosis is important at any age, but it is especially critical to prevent further progression in older adults. Read More

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