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January 17, 2017
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...

November 10, 2016
Scoliosis Correction: Myth vs. Reality

As we’ve discussed before, there’s a lot of confusion and unrealistic promises that surround many scoliosis correction methods. Bracing and surgery are the two most common methods to treat...

October 27, 2016
Scoliosis Massage

Most people see massages as a luxury, a practice synonymous with relaxation. However, massages also hold healing properties that are not the most pleasurable when put into practice. A good scoliosis...

October 13, 2016
Can a Chiropractor Fix Scoliosis?

“Can a chiropractor fix scoliosis?” It’s a common refrain from potential patients and skeptics alike. More often than not, we hear this question from people who have had a bad experience with a...

September 8, 2016
Scoliosis Chiropractor: Does Specialization Matter?

Most people may assume that your run-of-the-mill chiropractor is the best option for any sort of back problem, including even the most complicated conditions. But that logic can be faulty when it...

July 28, 2016
Understanding the Boston Brace: Benefits and Alternatives

The Boston brace is a type of thoraco-lumbo-sacral-orthosis, or TLSO brace. In fact, it's the most common TLSO brace in the United States. It’s used primarily for the treatment of children, working...

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...

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!...

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...

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