- WHAT IS SCOLIOSIS?
- SCOLISMART APPROACH
- PATIENT RESULTS
Last updated on August 16th, 2021 at 03:07 am
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.
Last updated on August 16th, 2021 at 05:39 am
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.
Last updated on July 9th, 2021 at 03:39 am
Scoliosis affects several parts of the body. Mainly it affects Ribs, Lungs, and causes shortness of breath.
“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.
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.
Last updated on August 17th, 2021 at 03:00 am
Surgical intervention is the greatest fear of parents and patients suffering from the scoliosis condition and should always be a last resort after all non-conservative approaches have been exhausted. Recently, a robust interest in fusionless scoliosis surgery has encouraged progress in the development of a variety of new surgical approaches, innovation, and devices.
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.
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.
Last updated on August 17th, 2021 at 03:09 am
Since the times of the Ancient Greeks, scoliosis has been viewed primarily as a spinal deformity. Because it has been viewed this way for so long, all of the treatments that have ever been created for it are all orthopedic, mechanical, or physical in nature. These efforts are, metaphorically, attempts to put the “toothpaste back into the tube” rather than proactive early stage identification of at-risk patients and preventative intervention.
Last updated on July 9th, 2021 at 03:50 am
In today’s world of insurance-driven health care, face time with the actual doctor is becoming more and more limited, and time to ask questions — let alone get an answer — is practically non-existent. It is no wonder the idiopathic scoliosis condition is wrought with confusion and misinformation. While the list of misconceptions regarding idiopathic scoliosis is likely endless, below are six the ScoliSMART doctors feel are important enough to be called out.
Last updated on August 17th, 2021 at 04:31 am
After years of scoliosis treatment, 16-year-old Rachel Rabkin Peachman’s curves had stabilized and her spine had fully grown. At 45 degrees, she had narrowly escaped surgery. Her doctor told her she was done.
But she wasn’t.
“I’ve discovered in the years since that scoliosis is not something you endure and outgrow, like pimples and puberty. Now, at the ripe age of 38, I find myself with a 55-degree upper curve, a 33-degree lower curve, consistent pain — and no standard treatment to follow.”
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