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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.
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?
Last updated on April 4th, 2022 at 11:50 am
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
Last updated on April 12th, 2022 at 04:53 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 an 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.
Last updated on May 10th, 2022 at 05:54 am
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 play a role in determining the specific type of scoliosis.
Last updated on May 10th, 2022 at 06:28 am
Understanding scoliosis begins with identifying its location and the types 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.
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