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Treatment for Adult Scoliosis

Adult scoliosis can be a debilitating and painful affliction. Proper treatment is essential, as any delay in stabilizing a progressively deteriorating abnormal curvature of the spine can lead to a lifetime of pain and limited mobility. So, how is adult scoliosis treated? The main treatments for adult scoliosis include scoliosis specific exercise routines,...

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What is a Forward Bending Test?

Also known as the ‘Adams Test’, a forward bending test is a standard test used by health professionals to evaluate a patient’s scoliosis. It’s a simple test that involves having a patient stand and bend over at a 90-degree angle. Advantages of a Forward Bending Test A forward bending test is a simple, noninvasive test used to evaluate a patient’s spine....

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What is a Cervical Curvature and Why is it Important?

The spine consists of five curves. In a typical healthy spine, the curves give it strength and flexibility. In an atypical spine with an abnormal curvature, that strength and flexibility is lost. The cervical spine is the upper portion that includes the neck; a cervical curvature refers to an atypical curve located along the cervical portion of the spine. The Five...

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Can Degenerative Disc Disease be Reversed?

While many people think of degenerative disc disease as a natural complication of aging, this isn’t always the case. While the spine does age along with the rest of the body, without any abnormal stress on the vertebrae or trauma, a 100-year-old can still have a healthy spine. That being said, for those who do develop degenerative disc disease, it can often be...

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