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

Healthy eating and lifestyle choices are great treatment options to prevent digestive problems which affect your scoliosis.

Thanks to our guest blogger this month, Katrina Sobecky, RD, LD, CLT. A registered dietitian and scoliosis warrior, she has been practicing more than 15 years and specializes in helping clients across the US find and remove inflammatory foods, so they can reduce pain and feel their best! If you would like to work with Katrina, you can contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

“You are what you eat,” is a phrase that (seems like) it’s been around for decades. It’s true. When you put healthy, nutrient-filled food into your body, you feel better and you have more energy. 

It sounds simple, right? But if it was that simple, why do people still get sick? Why are people anxious, tired, and stressed out? Read More

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A 30-minute exercise program will improve your body image and your overall quality of life.

Thanks to our guest blogger this month, Amy Nelson, co-founder of ExecLevel Wellness and Scoliosis Warrior. 

There is more to the scoliosis condition than just the curve. Chronic pain, depression, body image issues…the unseen symptoms of living with scoliosis can be just as challenging as what you can see on an x-ray. Read More

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Last updated on March 24th, 2022 at 06:54 am

Treating scoliosis is a race against the clock. If you catch it early enough through scoliosis home screening, the right exercises can reduce it and help you stay ahead of the curve.  Unfortunately, many cases aren’t spotted until the spinal curvature has started. At that point scoliosis treatments become more difficult and the risk of progression is 3 x greater depending on the degree of scoliosis! Read More

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Last updated on May 24th, 2022 at 02:05 am

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 October 21st, 2021 at 08:31 am

Diana Chaloux was determined not to let her childhood scoliosis stop her from becoming a fitness model. But when she started competing, her spinal curve put her at a serious disadvantage.

Body symmetry is a key category in bodybuilding and figure competitions and a “major element to being successful at the sport,” she says. She began incorporating core-strengthening exercises into her daily living routine. Building up her core muscles through adult scoliosis exercises helped balance out her posture while supporting the rest of her training program. Read More

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Last updated on January 17th, 2022 at 08:48 am

Adults with scoliosis often feel they have very few options. Bracing, spinal fusion surgery is the typical treatment option focused on adolescent scoliosis. This is despite the fact that a greater percentage of adults have the condition. As many as 7 in 10 adults over the age of 60 have scoliosis. As compared to 3 to 5 percent of adolescents. Some doctors believe scoliosis in adults will increase over the next 20 years. There has never been a better time to begin a proactive scoliosis intervention effort. Read More

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Last updated on January 18th, 2022 at 05:59 am

In today’s world of insurance-driven health care, face time with the actual doctor is becoming more and more limited. Time to ask questions ⁠— let alone get an answer ⁠— is non-existent. It is no wonder the idiopathic scoliosis condition is wrought with confusion and misinformation. The list of misconceptions about idiopathic scoliosis is likely endless. Below are six facts the ScoliSMART doctors feel are interesting facts about scoliosis. Read More

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