Category Archives: Scoliosis Treatment

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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Menopause causes hormone changes and a sharp decline in bone density. With the help of safe and accurate clinical testing, menopause doesn’t have to wreak havoc with your scoliosis

Most women experience the effects of menopause…it’s a natural part of the aging process. Hot flashes, night sweats and irritability are common symptoms. This “transition time” for women also causes hormone changes and a sharp decrease in bone health.

If you have scoliosis, your hormone levels and bone health need extra attention during menopause. In fact, women who have had scoliosis since their teen years may experience worsening curvature during menopause. Furthermore, the incidence of adult-onset scoliosis increases after menopause.  Read More

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Last updated on August 16th, 2021 at 03:07 am

Backed by scientific research, specific nutrition for idiopathic scoliosis impacts curve progression and positively affects the scoliosis condition.

Nutritional support for idiopathic scoliosis can be contradictory and confusing, with healthcare providers, online searches, and even well-meaning friends sharing information on “the best” nutritional options for you or your child’s scoliosis condition. It’s overwhelming – whether you’re a parent whose child was recently diagnosed with scoliosis, or an adult who has lived with scoliosis your whole life, sifting through how nutrition fits into your personal journey with scoliosis can be exhausting. Read More

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Last updated on August 16th, 2021 at 05:39 am

Non-invasive options offer a better way to treat scoliosis by focusing on the whole scoliosis condition and not only the curve.

Receiving a scoliosis diagnosis for your child is downright scary. Discussions surrounding surgery, rigid bracing, or the “wait-and-see” approach can be emotionally exhausting and completely overwhelming.

Thankfully, there is a highly effective, research-based non-invasive option to treat your child’s scoliosis. The ScoliSMART Approach treatment program developed by the expert doctors at ScoliSMART produces the best results. 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 July 9th, 2021 at 03:42 am

Believe it or not, in this day and age of advanced technology and information, “Should I use ice or heat for my scoliosis pain?” is still one of the most common questions our ScoliSMART doctors are asked by their patients. One of the reasons for this is because patients tend to lump all “pain” symptoms into one category, when in fact treating acute pain (recent and short term) and chronic pain (long term and constant) with ice and heat are very different. Read More

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Last updated on January 19th, 2022 at 06:43 am

Surgical intervention is the greatest fear of parents and patients with scoliosis and should always be a last resort after all conservative approaches have been exhausted. Recently, a robust interest in fusionless scoliosis surgery has encouraged progress in developing various new surgical approaches, innovations, and devices. Get recommendations for living to your fullest potential with scoliosis. Read More

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Last updated on July 9th, 2021 at 03:45 am

Did you know idiopathic scoliosis was first described as a “serpent like disease of the spine” by the Greeks over 3,500 years ago? Fortunately, the “science of scoliosis” has come a long way since then but seems to have plateaued at some point back in the 1970s and 1980s. However, recent breakthroughs in the fundamental nature of idiopathic scoliosis have spurred on new and innovative progress into a more in-depth understanding of the condition. Read More

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Last updated on July 9th, 2021 at 03:46 am

For decades, bracing and spinal fusion have been only treatment option for scoliosis; however, as a growing body of research sheds new light on this complex condition, patients are increasingly looking for and choosing less invasive options.

Massage therapy, in particular, has gained attention for its ability to reduce the chronic back pain that is sometimes associated with scoliosis. A skilled massage therapist “can use a combination of massage strokes, sustained pressure, positioning, and stretches to help balance the muscles of the back and body” and temporarily alleviate scoliosis symptoms, says massage therapist Jeanne Troncao. Read More

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