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How to Align Your Back Without a Chiropractor

Many people wonder how to align your back without a chiropractor. It seems appealing because you could save time, money, and the inconvenience of having to leave your house. However, while it might be tempting to try to self-correct your spinal misalignment at home, it is never recommended to do so without the help of a medical professional.  While this article...

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What it Can Mean to Have a Slight Curve in the Spine

If you have noticed a slight curve in the spine, this could indicate that scoliosis is present. Most likely, the curve has caused some postural changes, and this is what you’ve noticed. If scoliosis is the cause of these postural changes, this is the time to seek out further testing so a diagnosis can be reached and treatment can be started. People can have...

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How Do You Get Scoliosis?

How do you get scoliosis? This is a question frequently asked by individuals who have received a recent scoliosis diagnosis. It is one of many questions that may flood through their mind after their diagnosis. Is it genetic? Was it something I did? Was there something I could have done to prevent it? How do you treat it? What’s next? Scoliosis is a complex and...

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How Much Does Scoliosis Surgery Cost?

There are many variables that can affect the cost of scoliosis surgery, such as location, surgeon, condition severity, whether or not there are complications, and length of stay in the hospital. Not only is the surgery costly, it’s invasive in nature, and many patients experience subsequent complications or are disappointed with the results. Part of...

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How Chiropractic Helps: A Few of the Many Benefits

When it comes to how chiropractic helps patients, most people think of headaches, neck pain, and back pain. While chiropractors certainly treat these ailments, there are many other substantial benefits to receiving chiropractic care.  Research has shown that chiropractic not only helps with pain management, but also has a variety of other health benefits. Keep...

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Understanding Scoliosis Neck Pain

Neck problems are more prevalent in individuals with idiopathic scoliosis than they are in the general population. When it comes to treating scoliosis-related neck pain, we must identify the cause and take a two-pronged approach. First, we want to determine just how much of a loss of motion there is; next, we want to address the structural issues affecting the...

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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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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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