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Adult Scoliosis Degrees of Curvature Chart [EXPLAINED]

Scoliosis is a highly-variable condition, which is why the very nature of scoliosis necessitates a customized treatment approach. There are two main scoliosis treatment approaches for patients to choose between, each offering a different potential outcome; follow along on the accompanying scoliosis degrees chart for a visual of how the traditional and functional...

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Adolescent Scoliosis Degrees of Curvature Chart [EXPLAINED]

No two cases of scoliosis are the same, which is why there is no clear-cut answer regarding its treatment needs; the very nature of scoliosis necessitates the customization of effective treatment plans. There are also different scoliosis treatment approaches that offer patients different potential results, and different severity levels. Scoliosis is a complex...

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Lumbar Lordosis: What Is It & What Causes Lumbar Lordosis?

A healthy spine will appear straight when looking at someone from the front and/or back, but take on a soft ‘S’ shape when viewed from the sides; this is because each of the spine’s main sections have a natural curvature. Lordosis refers to the spine’s inward curves of the neck and lower back, but if an individual’s lordosis falls beyond a normal range, it...

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Scoliosis Nutrition & Diet: What Foods Can You Eat?

As a structural condition, effective scoliosis treatment has to, first and foremost, impact the condition on a structural level. When treating the whole patient, this includes diet and lifestyle guidance; patients who maintain a healthy weight and diet can minimize the negative aspects of life with scoliosis. While no dietary changes alone can impact scoliosis on...

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E33: Scoliosis Symptoms: How to Know if You Have Scoliosis

In Episode 33, host Heather Rotunda and Dr. Justin discuss scoliosis symptoms and how to know if you have scoliosis. Throughout the episode, you'll hear: What symptoms parents should look for in children Whether you should wait until after puberty to begin treatment What symptoms to look for in adults ...

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Cervical Instability: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatments

Also known as cervical spine instability, cervical instability can produce a range of symptoms involving the muscles and nerves surrounding the cervical spine, as well as the structure of the cervical spine itself. From headaches to muscle pain, cervical instability is caused by lax ligaments. Cervical instability occurs when ligaments in the neck are excessively...

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E32: What is Dextroscoliosis?

In Episode 32, host Heather Rotunda and Dr. Justin discuss dextroscoliosis. Throughout the episode, you'll hear: What dextroscoliosis means Whether it has a known cause What symptoms can develop is scoliosis is left untreated What the treatment process looks like We hope you enjoy the show! To...

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Idiopathic Scoliosis: The Most Common Type Of Scoliosis

When a scoliosis diagnosis is given, part of the assessment process involves further classifying the condition based on important patient and condition variables: age, curvature location, severity, and causation. In order for treatment to be effective, it has to address the condition’s underlying cause, or only symptoms of the condition are being addressed, and not...

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E31: What Does Scoliosis and Scoliosis Pain Feel Like?

In Episode 31, host Heather Rotunda and Dr. Justin discuss what scoliosis and scoliosis pain feel like. Throughout the episode, you'll hear: Whether scoliosis severity correlates to pain levels How patients have described what scoliosis feels like What kind of pain scoliosis can cause We hope you enjoy...

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E30: Levoconvex Scoliosis

In Episode 30, host Heather Rotunda and Dr. Alex discuss levoconvex scoliosis, its symptoms, and treatment. Throughout the episode, you'll hear: What levoconvex scoliosis is Whether there's a known cause Why early detection is so important What Dr. Alex suggests if you don't live near a CLEAR...

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Scoliosis Surgery - Details, Risks, & Alternatives

There are two main scoliosis treatment approaches for patients to choose between: traditional and conservative. The former tends to funnel patients towards spinal fusion surgery, while the latter can help patients avoid the need for spinal fusion through proactive treatment applied as close to the time of diagnosis as possible. Scoliosis surgery, aka spinal...

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E29: Patient Experience: Kelly's Story

In Episode 29, host Heather Rotunda and CLEAR Scoliosis Institute patient Kelly discuss Kelly's scoliosis journey and her experience with CLEAR treatment. Throughout the episode, you'll hear: What she was told about her scoliosis diagnosis as a teen When she began noticing issues, and what they were What...

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