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February 14, 2020
Does Scoliosis Have a Genetic Component?

While many people have the idea that scoliosis is inherited, that’s not the case. Despite the amount of research that has been done over the years in search of a genetic link to scoliosis, no clear...

February 11, 2020
How Do You Treat Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis?

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) is one of the most challenging stages to treat when treating patients. Generally speaking, medical professionals attempt to promote recovery before puberty,...

February 6, 2020
What is a Scoliosis Curvature?

Scoliosis is a spinal deformity that’s more common than many people think. A scoliosis curvature of the spine must include rotation and have a Cobb angle measurement of more than 10 degrees. The...

February 4, 2020
What Does Scoliosis Mean?

So, what does scoliosis mean? Scoliosis refers to a curvature of the spine, generally between 10 degrees and 40+ degrees. People who suffer from scoliosis may experience pain, limited mobility, and...

January 31, 2020
Understanding Adult Degenerative Scoliosis

Adult degenerative scoliosis is a form of the condition marked by degenerative changes to the discs of the spine; it’s also referred to as ‘adult de novo scoliosis’, meaning onset has occurred...

January 29, 2020
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...

January 23, 2020
What is a Forward Bending Test?

Also known as the ‘Adams Test’, a forward bending test is a standard test used by health professionals to evaluate a patient’s scoliosis. It’s a simple test that involves having a patient...

January 21, 2020
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...

June 15, 2018
Scoliosis Information and Helpful Resources

Were you or a loved one recently diagnosed with scoliosis? Or do you want to better understand what a close friend or family member is experiencing? Perhaps you’re looking for support as you...

May 17, 2018
How to Promote Healthy Infant Spine Development

When it comes to infant spine development, parents have a big role to play in protecting their children from pediatric scoliosis. Learn what you can do during the first weeks and months of your...

March 8, 2018
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...

May 24, 2017
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...

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