Category Archives: Scoliosis in Children

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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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 06:54 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 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 March 24th, 2022 at 07:56 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 January 19th, 2022 at 08:27 am

The most noticeable “symptom” of scoliosis is the curvature of the spine. However, the whole body must be considered when treating the scoliosis condition. In fact, scoliosis affects several parts of the body including the ribs, lungs, and causes shortness of breath.

How does scoliosis affect parts of the body?

“Scoliosis is going to crush her lungs!” is the great fear of every mother of a child with scoliosis as they stare at an x-ray with the spinal curvature intruding into what appear to be the patient’s lung fields, but can scoliosis affect your breathing? Read More

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Last updated on May 10th, 2022 at 04:25 am

Scoliosis is like any other illness: the sooner you identify it, the better your chances of treating it. Since the spine becomes more rigid as a person gets older, the sooner someone is diagnosed with scoliosis, the sooner they can begin a proper course of treatment that can control — or even reverse — the effects of scoliosis. Read More

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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. Read More

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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. Read More

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Last updated on May 10th, 2022 at 07:21 am

One of the most common questions I get from parents and patients is how does the ScoliSMART Activity Suit compare to the Spine Corporation (SpineCor) Brace?

We shouldn’t simply compare, but rather contrast the differences!

The ScoliSMART Activity Suit is to the SpineCor Brace as apples are to oranges — they are different products, designed to do different things and yield different results. Perhaps the only thing they have in common is that both are used to treat patients with scoliosis — kids and adults. Read More

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