Category Archives: Scoliosis in Adults

Last updated on July 9th, 2021 at 04:38 am

At 58 years old, Marie Cunningham felt like she was 90. Just standing upright was so exhausting she needed crutches to prop her up.

“I can only stand, sit or walk for a short time again due to the pain building up,” she said. “I cry every day out of pain and frustration at not being able to walk, and I am getting very depressed.” Read More

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Last updated on July 9th, 2021 at 04:42 am

For most people, the rich foods that deck the holiday table represent impending weight gain and possibly gastric discomfort. For people with scoliosis, they represent something more—a potential worsening of scoliosis curves and pain.

While most doctors believe poor diet doesn’t cause scoliosis, research indicates that it’s a contributing factor. No one knows exactly what triggers the scoliosis genes. However, numerous studies have linked scoliosis progression to nutritional deficiencies, and strong evidence points to an interaction between poor nutrition and genetics. Read More

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Last updated on January 18th, 2022 at 08:58 am

Going back to school is hard enough for any child. It’s a special kind of torment when you’re an adolescent with scoliosis.

People rarely talk about the emotional side of scoliosis. Most conversations focus on the medical aspects: for people with scoliosis, emotional effects are as accurate as physical ones—sometimes more so. Read More

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Last updated on January 18th, 2022 at 03:59 am

Fourteen is the age when most girls start experimenting with clothes and developing their individual sense of style. For Kathryn Dunnill, it was also the age she received her scoliosis diagnosis.

Her self-confidence took a big hit. But Dunnill didn’t give up. Eventually, she learned to dress in a way that compliments her unique frame and puts a spring in her step. Read More

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Last updated on July 9th, 2021 at 05:31 am

A long flight, train ride or car ride can put even the strongest spine to the test. For people with scoliosis, sitting for hours on end inflicts even more stress on the lower back.

But that shouldn’t dissuade you from booking your next vacation. Traveling with scoliosis doesn’t have to be a painful experience—it just takes a little extra planning. These travel tips for scoliosis patients can help you keep your pain levels down and summer enjoyment levels maximized: Read More

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Last updated on January 18th, 2022 at 09:22 am

By: Dr. Aatif Siddiqui

About 2% of the population suffers from scoliosis, which means millions of Americans are battling this potentially serious condition. And yet, not much is generally known about scoliosis. Few people know the long-term problems scoliosis can cause for your health – or how to fix those problems. At ScoliSMART, we believe that the first step in treating scoliosis is information. Before you can make a sound decision about your treatment options, you have to understand the condition as much as you can. Read More

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