Category Archives: Scoliosis Causes

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 July 9th, 2021 at 03:50 am

In today’s world of insurance-driven health care, face time with the actual doctor is becoming more and more limited, and time to ask questions ⁠— let alone get an answer ⁠— is practically non-existent. It is no wonder the idiopathic scoliosis condition is wrought with confusion and misinformation. While the list of misconceptions regarding idiopathic scoliosis is likely endless, below are six the ScoliSMART doctors feel are important enough to be called out. Read More

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Last updated on September 2nd, 2021 at 02:13 pm

According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), scoliosis affects between 2% and 3% of the American population, or about six to nine million people. It is characterized by an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine and there are many different forms. The various types of scoliosis are classified by cause and age of onset; the speed and mechanism of progression also plays a role in determining the specific type of scoliosis. Read More

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Last updated on September 2nd, 2021 at 03:39 pm

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 July 9th, 2021 at 05:37 am

When a patient with scoliosis reports back or leg pain, doctors often blame the spinal curves—despite the fact that idiopathic scoliosis rarely causes pain.

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. Take sciatica and scoliosis, for example; when they appear together, it’s often difficult to discern whether they’re related. Read More

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