ScoliSMART believes successful scoliosis treatment starts with one simple approach. Treat the whole condition and not just the curve. Our research has revealed a group of genetic and biometric factors that contribute to or cause the scoliosis condition. Genetic and clinical lab testing lead the way to effective treatment.
The experts at ScoliSMART have discovered 28 genetic variants within a person’s genetic DNA that predict if you will develop scoliosis and if you are at risk for curve progression. Genetic testing uncovers the hidden genetic factors responsible for the condition and provides a solid starting point for your treatment.
Scoliosis development and curve progression are related to periods of rapid growth in adolescent patients, particularly with the introduction of estrogen in female patients. Also, adult curve progression is linked to the absence of estrogen as patients enter menopause. Clinical lab testing identifies imbalances that affect scoliosis.
Current clinical data strongly suggest monitoring neurotransmitter imbalances could be utilized as a quick, effective, and non-invasive way of predicting curve progression during adolescent growth. This type of clinical lab testing can lead to improvements in energy levels, mood, and quality of sleep when neurotransmitter levels are properly balanced.
Bone density and mineral metabolism decrease as we age resulting in a loss of bone matrix which causes osteoporosis. Scoliosis patients are more at risk of complications caused by poor bone health. Clinical lab testing identifies deficiencies that can be measurably improved with guided nutritional therapy.
Exposure to metal surgical hardware can lead to health problems in sensitive patients. Clinical lab testing can positively identify elevated levels of these surgical metals circulating through the bloodstream, which may be a risk factor for developing allergic reactions. This test looks at the circulating blood levels of the six metals that are most commonly associated with metal surgical implants.
The recommended time frame at which to retest is shown in your report. However, you or your provider may or may not recommend retesting at a different interval depending upon your response to the nutrients.
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