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Types of Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractic is a form of integrative medicine that focuses on diagnosing and treating misalignments of the joints and spinal column. Within chiropractic, there are a number of adjustment techniques that can effectively treat a number of joint and spine issues, such as scoliosis. To better understand the role that chiropractic treatment plays in preserving the...

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The Mild Scoliosis X-Ray

X-rays have been around since the late 1800s and remain one of the leading diagnostic technologies used worldwide. X-rays are noninvasive, accessible, inexpensive, and reliable. When it comes to a structural deformity like scoliosis, the first big challenge is getting an early diagnosis so treatment can be started; a mild scoliosis X-ray can tell us if a patient has...

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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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Scoliosis in Children

When we see scoliosis in children, we take their treatment very seriously. While treating children with scoliosis is where we can make the biggest impact in terms of long-term improvement, it’s also the age group at the highest risk of rapid progression. When we think of scoliosis, we most often think of children developing the condition in their adolescent...

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What Are the Best Exercise Programs for Scoliosis?

Scoliosis-specific exercises and scoliosis bracing are the scientifically proven treatment methods for both adults and children. The scoliosis-specific exercise programs that scoliosis clinicians and researchers have come up with are designed to stabilize the spine, reduce the curvature size, and improve the cosmetic appearance of the patient.  So, what are the...

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The Scoliosis X-Ray: What You Need to Know

The Scoliosis X-ray is the most common method of diagnosing and monitoring a patient’s scoliosis. Once any underlying pathology or conditions are ruled out, X-rays can tell us what we need to know about a patient’s condition. While many people still have concerns regarding side effects of frequent X-rays, those concerns are unfounded. How Should a Scoliosis...

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The Relationship Between Scoliosis and Sciatica Pain

The Relationship Between Scoliosis and Sciatic Pain Scoliosis is a spinal condition that leads to a curvature that can cause pinching and constriction along the vertebrae. Sciatic pain is a source of extreme discomfort and sensitivity along the sciatic nerve. This nerve starts in the lower lumbar spine, leading down near the heel of both legs.  So, what is...

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Should I Use a Back Brace for Scoliosis Pain?

Back braces are one of the most common treatments for people suffering from scoliosis pain. They can bring almost immediate comfort, though some medical professionals question whether they improve cases of scoliosis. So, should you use a back brace to treat scoliosis pain? You should only use a back brace to treat scoliosis pain if the brace is recommended by a...

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Common Methods for Assessing Scoliosis: Cobb Angel, Scoliometer Test, and the Risser-Ferguson Method.

Scoliosis is an incurable and progressive condition characterized by an abnormally curved spine. When it comes to understanding what’s happening with a patient’s spine, there are a variety of assessment systems in place. The Scoliometer test, Cobb angle, and Risser-Ferguson Method are the most widely used and accepted.  Basic Anatomy of the Spine Before we...

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Weight-Bearing Exercises and Scoliosis

There have been a lot of questions on whether or not exercise is helpful for people with scoliosis. The key is knowing which exercises are good for the condition and which exacerbate its symptoms. Weight-bearing exercise promotes bone health by putting more stress on muscles and joints and working against gravity. Scoliosis and Mobility     I feel like one of the...

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