CLEAR Scoliosis Institute Blog

January 17, 2017
Harrington Rod: Is It Right for Your Scoliosis?

Surgery is often hailed as the be-all and end-all cure for scoliosis. And the Harrington rod is used in the majority of scoliosis surgeries performed in the U.S. It’s been used on idiopathic...

January 4, 2017
What is the Risk of Your Scoliosis Progressing?

The following post was submitted by Dr. Andrew Strauss of The Hudson Valley Scoliosis Correction Center. Dr. Strauss has been CLEAR-certified since 2008 and offers both Standard Treatment and...

December 13, 2016
The Gift of a Better Life, Even with Scoliosis

Even though we’ve been building a network of scoliosis-specific support, treatment, and training for more than a decade, you might be surprised to learn that we didn’t start out that way....

December 5, 2016
Qualifying for Social Security Disability for Scoliosis

The following information was provided by Deanna Power, Community Outreach Manager for Social Security Disability Help, a resource whose aim is to assist people at all stages of the Social Security...

November 22, 2016
What to Do if There Isn’t a CLEAR Doctor Near You

We pride ourselves in our ability to treat scoliosis effectively without surgery or cumbersome brace-wear. However, we know we can't be everywhere. Check and see if there's a CLEAR doctor near you....

November 10, 2016
Scoliosis Correction: Myth vs. Reality

As we’ve discussed before, there’s a lot of confusion and unrealistic promises that surround many scoliosis correction methods. Bracing and surgery are the two most common methods to treat...

October 27, 2016
Scoliosis Massage

Most people see massages as a luxury, a practice synonymous with relaxation. However, massages also hold healing properties that are not the most pleasurable when put into practice. A good scoliosis...

October 13, 2016
Can a Chiropractor Fix Scoliosis?

“Can a chiropractor fix scoliosis?” It’s a common refrain from potential patients and skeptics alike. More often than not, we hear this question from people who have had a bad experience with a...

October 6, 2016
Scheuermann's Disease

Although a difficult name to pronounce, Scheuermann's disease is fairly easy to understand. The condition occurs when the upper back is too rounded and gives you a hunched appearance....

September 20, 2016
A Way for You to Help People Living with Scoliosis

Getting a scoliosis diagnosis can be scary. But because of your support, we’re here to help. We set up the CLEAR Scoliosis Institute as a nonprofit because we know there’s more to treating...

September 8, 2016
Scoliosis Chiropractor: Does Specialization Matter?

Most people may assume that your run-of-the-mill chiropractor is the best option for any sort of back problem, including even the most complicated conditions. But that logic can be faulty when it...

August 25, 2016
Understanding Your Spine: Cervical Lordosis

Protect your neck. We’ve heard that phrase refer to how essential – and indispensable – your neck is to your overall health. Your neck is the bridge connecting your brain to your body; good...

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