Scoliosis is a condition that people really don’t know much about.  Most people only know that it is the curving of the spine in a manner that is definitely not normal.  Beyond that, people know next to nothing about it, including the possible causes of the condition.

This is partly the reason why so many children live with scoliosis today, as their own parents know very little about the condition, including early detection and possible early treatments for it. Read More

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One of the reasons why more and more children are suffering from scoliosis is they are forced to carry heavy backpacks every day to school. These days, children have to carry several textbooks to school not to mention notebooks, pencils, pens, assorted supplies and snacks. The truth is that if the backpack is too heavy, serious back problems might occur, so it’s no wonder then that more and more kids need a scoliosis exercise program. Read More

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Mark Morningstar, DC, PhD

Neurotransmitters are the chemicals by which the brain controls nearly every function in the body. These chemicals vary in their locations, amounts, and functions. Many of these neurotransmitters vary their amounts even over the course of one day. For example, melatonin decreases from morning to midday as we wake up, then steadily increases again as it gets closer to nighttime. Melatonin is the neurotransmitter that make us tired and helps us fall asleep. Other neurotransmitters like gamma-amino-butyric acid (GABA) act on the emotional centers of the brain to make us happy. When levels of the neurotransmitters are deficient, excessive, or abnormally fluctuate, neurological or neuropsychological symptoms may result. Read More

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