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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 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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Understanding Your Spine: Loss of Cervical Lordosis

Our blog post, Understanding Your Spine: Cervical Lordosis, explains the importance of a good, healthy curve in your neck. We’ve received so many wonderful comments & questions that we decided to do a follow-up post to help you understand more about common diagnosis procedures, medical terms, and treatment options for a loss of cervical lordosis....

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Scoliosis Back Pain and Exercise: 7 Things You Should Know

Although a myth has persisted for many years that there isn’t a link between a curved spine and pain, doctors now recognize that scoliosis does, in fact, increase the chance of back pain in youth and adults. While it may seem counter-intuitive, exercising can actually help reduce and manage scoliosis back pain rather than make it worse....

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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 scoliosis patients since the 1960s, and, though the surgical techniques and equipment have evolved, the gist of the surgery remains the same....

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