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May 10, 2023
How Do You Know If Scoliosis Is Affecting Your Lungs?

Although scoliosis is a spinal condition, its effects can be felt throughout the body. Not only does the spine facilitate healthy posture, the ability to stand upright, and engage in a wide range of...

April 26, 2023
Lateral Listhesis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

In a healthy spine, when viewed from the side, its vertebrae are stacked on top of one another in a neutral and straight alignment, and this allows the spine to maintain its natural and healthy...

April 12, 2023
How Can I Straighten My Spine Naturally? Is It Possible?

When patients ask how to straighten their spines naturally, this can mean different things to different people. Ranging from DIY home-treatment to holistic methods, most questions involve whether...

March 22, 2023
Scoliosis Treatment By Age: Do Treatment Options Change?

Regardless of patient age, as a progressive condition, being proactive with treatment is key. When it comes to how patient age factors into treatment, we’re talking about different progressive...

March 8, 2023
Functional Scoliosis: What Is It? Is It Different?

Functional scoliosis is considered a temporary condition with a temporary cause, such as poor posture, or a body irregularity. Patients with functional scoliosis can change their unnatural spinal...

February 24, 2023
E34: Scoliosis Exercises: What You Should Do and Avoid

In Episode 34, host Heather Rotunda and Dr. J Hartley discuss scoliosis exercises, what you should do and avoid. Throughout the episode, you'll...

February 22, 2023
Kyphosis Treatment: How To Treat Kyphosis

The spine’s healthy curves help it function optimally, and there are a number of spinal conditions that involve a loss of one or more of those healthy curves. The term kyphosis can refer both to...

February 8, 2023
Rotoscoliosis: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options

Scoliosis is a complex condition with different severity levels and types. The severity of the unnatural spinal curve, and its level of rotation, are significant condition factors that shape the...

January 25, 2023
Scoliosis Shoulder Pain: Does Scoliosis Cause Shoulder Pain?

While scoliosis is a structural spinal condition, its effects can be felt throughout the body. One of the main scoliosis symptoms is postural deviation, caused by the condition’s uneven forces...

January 11, 2023
Can Scoliosis Cause Numbness or Neuropathy? [ANSWERED]

Scoliosis is a complex spinal condition with the potential to cause a number of effects felt throughout the body, particularly if left untreated. If left to progress, a scoliotic curve increases in...

December 28, 2022
Can Scoliosis Make Your Stomach Stick Out? [SYMPTOMS]

The spine’s natural curves make it stronger, more flexible, and better able to absorb and distribute mechanical stress. There are a number of spinal conditions that involve a loss of the spine’s...

December 14, 2022
Any Permanent Restrictions After Spinal Fusion Surgery?

The end goal of spinal fusion is stopping progression, not correction, and this is an important distinction to understand. While not everyone is guaranteed to experience any permanent restrictions...

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