Category Archives: Scoliosis Causes

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 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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Last updated on January 17th, 2022 at 07:50 am

According to health experts, scoliosis affects between 2% and 3% of the American population. That is about 6-9 million people! Scoliosis is an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine and there are many different forms. Scoliosis’s cause and the patient’s age are the most common way of categorizing the condition. Read More

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Last updated on August 4th, 2021 at 03:54 am

Supporting healthy neurotransmitter levels can positively affect mental health (including depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder), sleeplessness and possibly minimize curve progression.

Neurotransmitters. It’s a big word, and one that describes an incredibly important piece of your body functioning at an optimal level. Neurotransmitters provide the link that allows different parts of the brain to communicate with each other. They transform the electrical signals coming from the brain into chemicals that have a specific purpose in your body. The most commonly talked about neurotransmitters – especially as it refers to the treatment of scoliosis – are serotonin, norepinephrine and histamine, all of which play an important role in overall brain/body function. Read More

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Last updated on August 17th, 2021 at 12:25 am

We will discuss about Hormones and Scoliosis and the key factors. We will talk in detail about the key factor in curve progression.

Scoliosis is defined as a curvature on x-ray greater than 10 degrees when measured using a Cobb angle. While the spinal curvature characteristic of idiopathic scoliosis is the hallmark symptom of scoliosis, research performed over the last 2 decades has shown that scoliosis is much more than just a spine curvature. Read More

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Last updated on October 21st, 2021 at 08:35 am

Understanding scoliosis begins with identifying its location and the type of spinal curvature.

Knowing this information can help predict what types of scoliosis symptoms may be experienced and how the condition can best be treated.

There are several detailed systems for classifying specific types of scoliosis curves, but some of the most common terms identify curves based on their location within the spine and the direction they bend. Read More

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Last updated on January 18th, 2022 at 06:44 am

When a patient with scoliosis reports back or leg pain, doctors have to consider a pinched nerve from scoliosis and if sciatica scoliosis treatment will be necessary.

But the curves often aren’t the culprit. Many patients are actually suffering from a separate, unrelated condition that goes undetected while the curvature takes the blame. For example, take sciatica and scoliosis; it’s often difficult to discern whether they’re related when they appear together. Sciatica—leg pain that originates in the lower back and travels down the sciatic nerve in the back of the leg—afflicts millions of adults. As many as 40 percent will experience sciatica leg pain at some point during their lives. More than a million patients each year undergo MRI scans to determine its origin, and many will be told there’s no obvious cause for their pain. When a cause can be pinpointed, nine times out of 10 it’s attributed to a herniated disc that’s compressing a nerve. Read More

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