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How To Sleep With Scoliosis: Sleeping With Scoliosis

Everyone needs sleep to reset, rejuvenate, and restore. For people facing the additional challenge of life with scoliosis, it’s particularly important to develop healthy sleep habits so the body can cultivate an environment that’s conducive to healing and responsive to treatment. While having scoliosis doesn’t guarantee sleep problems, it can increase the...

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Levoconvex Scoliosis: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

When scoliosis is diagnosed, it’s further classified based on a number of important patient and condition characteristics. While most scoliotic curves bend to the right, away from the heart, they can also bend to the left, towards the heart; this is classified as levoscoliosis and can have a number of causes. Levoscoliosis refers to abnormal spinal curvatures...

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Dextroscoliosis: What Is It? Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

There are many different types of scoliosis, based on causation, and there are also different curvature patterns. Scoliosis can develop anywhere along the spine, although the thoracic spine is the most commonly affected. In most cases, scoliotic curves bend to the right, away from the heart, but in atypical cases with underlying causes, the curve can bend to the...

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Scoliosis Exercises: What Exercises Should You Do & Avoid

General exercise can improve a patient’s overall health, but can’t impact scoliosis on a structural level; scoliosis-specific exercises (SSEs) have corrective potential, especially when combined with other effective scoliosis-specific treatment disciplines prescribed by a CLEAR-certified scoliosis chiropractor. While the prescription of SSEs will vary based on...

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What Is Severe Scoliosis? Diagnosis, Symptoms, and Treatment

Every case of scoliosis is unique and will affect patients differently. Variables like patient age and condition severity help shape a person's experience of life with the condition. Treatment plans for patients, of all severity levels, have to be designed around the needs of each patient and their specific condition; there is no generic blanket-approach to treating...

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What Is Moderate Scoliosis? Diagnosis, Symptoms & Treatment

As a progressive condition, scoliosis has it in its nature to get worse over time, especially if left untreated, or not treated proactively. Scoliosis is not a static condition; if a patient is initially diagnosed with mild scoliosis, that doesn’t mean that’s where the condition will stay. As an abnormal spinal curvature gets larger, it can progress from mild to...

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What Is Mild Scoliosis? Diagnosis, Symptoms, and Treatment

Just as there are different types of scoliosis that can develop, there are also different severity levels; these levels range from mild to severe and are classified based on the size of the abnormal spinal curvature. Symptoms of mild scoliosis are often subtle and don’t commonly cause functional deficits. When it comes to treatment, a proactive approach can work...

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Should I See a Chiropractor? 2 Signs You Should Visit One

When it comes to the spine, being proactive is important not only because there are a number of spinal conditions a person can develop, but also because some of those conditions are progressive, and the spine’s overall health and function can affect the body in many ways. A chiropractor can help preserve the spine’s health and function, but only if the signs that...

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E23: Lower Back Pain, and How It Relates to Scoliosis

Throughout Episode 23, Ashley Brewer and Dr. Alex meet to discuss lower back pain and how it relates to scoliosis. Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons employees miss work, so it definitely deserves its own episode. During Ashley's conversation with Dr. Alex you'll hear: What are some of the common...

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Adult Scoliosis Bracing: How Bracing For Adults Is Different

While most people think of scoliosis as most commonly affecting children and adolescents, scientific studies reveal that adults are more likely to develop the progressive spinal condition. Treatment goals for adult scoliosis include pain reduction, postural correction, curve stabilization, and, in many cases, modest reductions in the curvature. When a well-designed...

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E22: What Are the Best Exercise Programs for Scoliosis?

In Episode 22, Ashley Brewer meets with Dr. Andrew Strauss to answer the question what are the best exercise programs for scoliosis? Whether you are looking for scoliosis-specific exercises that will help stabilize your spine or looking for physical activity that you can do if you're living with scoliosis, this episode will answer your questions. [buzzsprout...

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Lower Back Pain and How it Relates to Scoliosis [ANSWERED]

Each case of scoliosis is as unique as the patients themselves. There are a number of important patient and condition variables that come into play when diagnosing and classifying a condition, and these factors help us craft a customized treatment plan moving forward. Scoliosis isn’t always painful, but it can be. Keep reading to find out which patient and...

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