CLEAR Scoliosis Institute Blog

July 14, 2016
Degenerative Scoliosis

Scoliosis is most commonly seen as a disease found in children and adolescents, but degenerative scoliosis is prevalent in older adults as well. Unlike adolescent scoliosis, there is a known cause...

June 30, 2016
Non-Surgical Scoliosis Treatment Options

The traditional way to treat scoliosis involves periods of observation, bracing (though this is generally for adolescent patients whose spines are not fully developed) and then surgery if the curve...

June 16, 2016
Scoliosis Workout: Questions and Answers

Many people believe that scoliosis has to slow them down, that they have to stop exercising or playing sports simply because of a diagnosis of scoliosis. But a scoliosis workout can actually help to...

June 6, 2016
What is a TLSO Brace?

TLSO is an acronym for thoracolumbosacral orthosis, a brace for the mid to lower spine. Although a bit of a mouthful, we’re talking about the main type of brace used to correct a sideways, or...

May 12, 2016
Scoliosis and Pregnancy: Common Questions and Answers

Scoliosis and pregnancy can be scary undertakings on their own, much less combined. However, it’s important to note, the baby is not at risk simply because the mother has scoliosis....

April 28, 2016
Chiropractic Treatment for Scoliosis

Scoliosis is an intricate disease. Experts still don’t know what causes 80% of scoliosis cases, and there is no cure. But there’s still hope!...

March 4, 2016
New CLEAR Scoliosis Institute Website Launches

After months of work, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of the new CLEAR Scoliosis Institute website! It’s our hope that this new site will serve as a valuable tool for everyone that has been...

February 22, 2016
Scoliosis and the Cox Sign

A possible early diagnostic tool? By Dr. Matt Janzen and Dr. Josh Woggon This article was originally published in The American Chiropractor in August 2014....

February 2, 2016
What is the Scoliosis Traction Chair?

DISCLAIMER: This article is not intended to promote or sell a product in any way, but rather to explain how research can be applied pragmatically towards the development of clinical rehabilitation...

January 21, 2016
A Practical Guide for Handling a Diagnosis of Scoliosis

This guide is not intended to replace the advice of a healthcare professional. Each case of scoliosis is unique and must be evaluated on an individual basis. Please consult with a scoliosis...

January 3, 2016
Why is 10 degrees considered a scoliosis?

Have you ever wondered how or why it was decided that Cobb angle had to measure greater than 10 degrees in order for a spinal curvature to be formally diagnosed as a scoliosis? Or why bracing is...

December 15, 2015
ICD 10 Coding for Scoliosis

In October of 2015, the United States government began requiring healthcare practitioners to use a new system of diagnosis codes, called ICD 10, which stands for International Classification of...

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