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Cobb Angle

The orthopedic “Gold Standard” for the assessment of scoliosis is the Cobb angle, which is measured by determining the most-tilted spinal bones (vertebrae) in each curve. Lines are drawn along the top of the superior tilted vertebra and the bottom of the inferior tilted vertebra. Two more lines are drawn at an angle of 90 degrees to these lines, perpendicular...

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Common Methods for Assessing Scoliosis: Cobb Angel, Scoliometer Test, and the Risser-Ferguson Method.

Scoliosis is an incurable and progressive condition characterized by an abnormally curved spine. When it comes to understanding what’s happening with a patient’s spine, there are a variety of assessment systems in place. The Scoliometer test, Cobb angle, and Risser-Ferguson Method are the most widely used and accepted.  Basic Anatomy of the Spine Before we...

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Scoliosis Hip Pain: What Causes It & How To Relieve It

With close to 7 million people currently living with scoliosis in the United States alone, we are talking about a highly-prevalent spinal condition. When it comes to scoliosis hip pain, is due to an unnatural spinal curve introducing uneven forces to the body, and proactive treatment that addresses its underlying cause has the potential to relieve it. As a complex...

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Scoliosis Treatment: Can Scoliosis Be Corrected In Adults?

While scoliosis is more prevalent in children and adolescents, it also affects adults. The two most common types of adult scoliosis are adolescent scoliosis in the adult (ASA) and degenerative scoliosis, also known as de novo scoliosis; both forms have their own unique causes and treatment needs. While scoliosis is progressive, it is highly treatable, for both...

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What Causes Scoliosis? How Do You Get Scoliosis?

There are many causes of scoliosis ranging from neuromuscular to degenerative, but the most common type of scoliosis is adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, diagnosed between the ages of 10 and when growth is done. Idiopathic scoliosis, which accounts for 80 percent of known diagnosed cases of childhood scoliosis, is not clearly associated with a single causative source....

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Can Scoliosis Be Fixed? Can It Be Corrected? [ANSWERED]

While scoliosis can’t be cured in the traditional sense, it is highly treatable, and although early detection doesn’t guarantee positive treatment results, it does increase the likelihood of achieving curvature reductions. The focus of scoliosis treatment can also shift when treating older patients, versus younger ones. As a progressive structural spinal...

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Scoliosis Symptoms: How To Know If You Have Scoliosis

Each case of scoliosis is unique, which is why individualizing each treatment plan is so important. A patient’s symptoms can be subtle or overt.  Age of a patient, condition type (causation), curvature location, and severity, all factor into how symptoms manifest.  Being equipped with a condition’s signs and symptoms may aid in early detection and consequent...

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E24: What Is Mild Scoliosis?

In Episode 24, host Heather Rotunda and Dr. Justin discuss mild scoliosis, its symptoms, and treatment. Throughout the episode, you'll hear: What scoliosis is Why classification is important What are the symptoms and signs of scoliosis What you should do if you have scoliosis We hope you enjoy the...

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Rib Humps and Scoliosis: What Causes It & How To Treat It

As the spine is attached to the rib cage, and scoliosis involves the development of an unnatural sideways spinal curve with rotation, as a scoliotic curve progresses, it can disrupt the natural position of the rib cage; postural changes that affect the body’s overall symmetry are among the earliest signs of scoliosis. The best way to address a rib hump/arch is by...

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How To Prevent Scoliosis From Getting Worse

While there are many different types of scoliosis, the most prevalent is adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). This type of scoliosis is known to be the most common type of scoliosis affecting children between ages 10-18.  AIS is found in, as many as, 4 in 100 adolescents.  The more growth an individual experiences before they reach skeletal maturity, the more...

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What is Thoracolumbar Scoliosis? Symptoms and Treatment

Part of the diagnostic process involves comprehensive assessment needed to further classify a condition; this streamlines the treatment process and guides the design of effective treatment plans. In a scoliosis diagnosis, patient age, causation, severity, and curvature location are key classification points. When scoliosis is diagnosed, it’s further classified...

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What Does Scoliosis And Scoliosis Pain Feel Like?

Scoliosis and scoliosis pain will feel different from one patient to the next. Factors like patient age, causation, curvature location, and condition severity will shape a person’s experience of life with the condition. Particularly when it comes to pain, scoliosis feels very different for young patients who are still growing, versus adults. Scoliosis is a...

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