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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If you are the parent of a child who has been diagnosed with scoliosis, you may be feeling a range of emotions, from confusion and fear to hope and optimism. You are not alone in your feelings. 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, and what to expect as your child grows up. Read More

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If you or someone you know is suffering from scoliosis, you may be wondering if surgery is the best option. This blog post will provide you with information about scoliosis surgery before and after, so that you can make an informed decision. We will also discuss some of the facts that you need to know about scoliosis surgery. Read More

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“Scoliosis runs in families” is a common phrase mentioned by patients and doctors alike, but is it true?  Family history can be a useful tool, but it has limits.  The research finds children with a direct relative with scoliosis has 29% (female) and 9% (male) risk of developing scoliosis.  This is higher than the 3-5% of the general population that develop scoliosis, it is far less than 100% genetic inheritance. Read More

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Last updated on August 19th, 2022 at 12:13 pm

Scoliosis Background

In order to understand how scoliosis affects the body, we need to first understand more about scoliosis and why scoliosis develops.  First, it is important to understand that scoliosis is more complex than just a curve of the spine.  Scoliosis is a neuro-hormonal condition.

When a person has scoliosis, they likely present with imbalances in key neuro-transmitters, like low serotonin, and hormones, like estrogen, progesterone and estradiol imbalances.  These imbalances create miscommunication within the body.  This miscommunication results in ill-functioning processes in the body.  One of the conditions that can arise as a result of processes in the body not functioning well is scoliosis. Read More

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Last updated on August 19th, 2022 at 12:17 pm

Scoliosis is a term used to describe any condition that causing a sideways bend or twisting of the spine.  Most often it is “idiopathic” or unknown cause.  About 20 percent of causes are due to a known cause like cerebral palsy or birth defect which may need surgery.  So, can scoliosis be fixed without surgery? Read More

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Last updated on March 24th, 2022 at 06:27 am

Non-surgical idiopathic scoliosis treatment options prevent the progression of scoliosis. Treat 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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Last updated on April 4th, 2022 at 11:50 am

What you need to know about the effects of hormones on your scoliosis and how hormone testing can help.

When were you or your child first diagnosed with scoliosis? During the “tween” or teen years? Later in life?

If you’ve answered yes to either of these questions (or both) it’s not surprising. Research shows that hormone changes affect scoliosis. As you age, hormone testing can help manage menopausal symptoms and your scoliosis. Receive information about non-drug nutrient therapies sent directly to your email.  Read More

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Children with idiopathic scoliosis have non-invasive options for treatment. Genetic testing can predict possible curve progression, and give hope to families dealing with this health condition.

If your child has been recently diagnosed with scoliosis, there may be many questions going through your mind. Why us? What does this mean for my child and my family? Will this ever go away? Does my child need back surgery? 

The latest genetic research shows new ways to treat idiopathic scoliosis. This can stop curve progression, and avoid surgical treatment. Get recommendations on how genetic testing is helping early scoliosis intervention, sent directly to your email. Read More

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