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E27: How to Prevent Scoliosis From Getting Worse

In Episode 27, host Heather Rotunda and Dr. Justin discuss how to prevent scoliosis from getting worse. Throughout the episode, you'll hear: Whether scoliosis always gets worse What the main trigger for progression is How CLEAR treatment differs from the traditional treatment approach Whether it's ever...

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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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Scoliosis Exercises To Avoid: Don't Do These Exercises

There was a time when the place of exercise in scoliosis treatment was questioned, but as our understanding of the condition, and how it responds to treatment, has evolved over the years, so too has our understanding of how beneficial scoliosis-specific exercises can be, versus general physical therapy exercises. Scoliosis exercises to avoid would include general...

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E26: Early Signs of Scoliosis

In Episode 26, host Heather Rotunda and Dr. Alex discuss early signs of scoliosis, its symptoms, and treatment. Throughout the episode, you'll hear: The different categories of scoliosis based on age Symptoms and signs to watch for Why early detection is so important Whether it's ever too late...

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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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E25: Lumbar Scoliosis Treatment

In Episode 24, host Heather Rotunda and Dr. Mark discuss lumbar scoliosis, its symptoms, and treatment. Throughout the episode, you'll hear: What lumbar scoliosis is What are the symptoms and signs of lumbar scoliosis Why hydration is important What lumbar scoliosis treatment includes We hope you...

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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 Is Disc Desiccation? What Causes It? How To Treat It

In order for the spine to perform optimally, it has to maintain its natural curvatures and alignment, and this is facilitated by the spine’s intervertebral discs. The intervertebral discs generally show the first signs of spinal degeneration, including disc desiccation. Keep reading to learn more about disc desiccation causes, symptoms, and treatment. The spinal...

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