Category Archives: Scoliosis Treatment

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? Read More

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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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Last updated on April 4th, 2022 at 11:50 am

What you need to know about the effects of hormones on your scoliosis and how hormone testing can help.

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.  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 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 March 24th, 2022 at 07:28 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 March 29th, 2022 at 06:45 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 for Scoliosis treatment for your child. 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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