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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 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 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...

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...

November 30, 2022
The Long-Term Side Effects Of Spinal Fusion Surgery

There is more than one way to treat scoliosis, and fortunately, many cases can be treated non-surgically. While spinal fusion can make a crooked spine straighter, there are no guarantees that it will...

November 16, 2022
Scoliosis Pain: What Causes It, Symptoms, and Pain Relief

Scoliosis ranges widely in severity from mild to severe, and in most cases, the more severe the condition, the more noticeable its symptoms are. When it comes to pain, adults and adolescents...

November 2, 2022
What Kind Of Doctor Treats Scoliosis? [EXPLORED]

While most cases of scoliosis can be treated non-surgically, patients who find themselves on the path of traditional treatment are often funneled towards spinal fusion surgery; CLEAR-certified...

October 19, 2022
Can Scoliosis Be Corrected With Exercise? [ANSWERED]

There was a time when the place of exercise in scoliosis treatment was questioned, but we have since learned that there’s a big difference between general exercise and general physical therapy,...

October 5, 2022
Mild Scoliosis: What Is It? What Are The Treatment Options?

When scoliosis is diagnosed, part of the process involves further classifying aspects of the scoliosis based on important patient and condition variables. Factors such as patient age at diagnosis,...

September 21, 2022
Adult Scoliosis Degrees of Curvature Chart [EXPLAINED]

Scoliosis is a highly-variable condition, which is why the very nature of scoliosis necessitates a customized treatment approach. There are two main scoliosis treatment approaches for patients to...

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