Treating Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Category: Scoliosis | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: November 19, 2018

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is the most common form of scoliosis, and it typically affects children and teens between the ages of 10 and 18. It affects as many as four percent of adolescents, and it can take parents by surprise because its onset isn’t always obvious at an early age. In fact, many kids […]

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The Benefits & Potential Drawbacks of Scoliosis Surgery

Category: Scoliosis | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: July 23, 2018

Scoliosis is a condition that can affect all three levels of your spine, and it can occur in both children and adults. There are a number of factors that determine what type of treatment is best, but for many people, surgery is the best option. Like all surgeries, an operation to correct scoliosis has number […]

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Understanding Levoscoliosis and Dextroscoliosis

Category: Scoliosis | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: April 3, 2018

Medical estimates suggest that between 2-3 percent of people deal with one type of scoliosis at some point in their life. However, there are a number of different types of scoliosis that someone can develop, and they each have their own treatment and care plans. Below, we take a look at two different types of […]

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Treating Scoliosis in Adults

Category: Scoliosis | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: April 27, 2017

Scoliosis is a condition categorized by a significant abnormal curvature of the spine. The problem oftentimes develops in children who are growing and experiencing bone structure changes, but it can also develop in adults. Today, we take a closer look at why this condition can arise in adulthood, and what treatment options can help keep […]

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June is National Scoliosis Awareness Month

Category: Scoliosis | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: June 27, 2016

  Summer is in full swing, and although the month of June is coming to a close, we want to take a moment and recognize that June is National Scoliosis Awareness Month. As we’ve explained in related blogs, scoliosis is a horizontal curvature of the spine that typically occurs during puberty but can also occur […]

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The Link Between Scoliosis & Spinal Fluid Flow

Category: Scoliosis | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: June 22, 2016

A new study suggests that irregular spinal fluid flow throughout the spinal column could be linked to a type of scoliosis that can affect humans during their early years. Zebrafish To uncover the link, researchers at the University of Princeton studied the effects of gene mutations in zebrafish. The same type of mutations are present […]

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4 Common Spinal Deformities & Treatments

Category: Scoliosis | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: June 14, 2016

A lot of different issues can arise in your spine. Your spine can curve abnormally, and when it does it can develop a hunchback (kyphosis), swayback (lordosis), rotate and curve (scoliosis). Today, we look at four common spinal deformities and their treatments. Although we’re classifying these as some of the more common spinal conditions, in the […]

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Gene Expression May Help With Scoliosis Detection

Category: Scoliosis | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: April 28, 2016

Scoliosis is defined as the abnormal twisting of the spine that can present itself as a birth defect or develop during a person’s teenage years. Treatment outcomes are more successful if scoliosis is detected at an early stage, and researchers in Japan say they may have uncovered a new avenue to better identify problematic cases […]

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