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Scoliosis: A Spinal Disorder

About 5 to 7 million Americans are affected by a disorder called scoliosis. It is a medical condition in which the spine curves away from the middle, side to side. People who have scoliosis sometimes also have lordosis (curving of the spine inward) or kyphosis (curving of the spine outward). There are three different types...

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Scoliosis and Golf

“Is scoliosis and golf a good idea?” That seems to be a recurring question in my practice. Before I address it, first consider “what is scoliosis?” Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that is not supposed to be there. When you look at someone’s spine is supposed to be straight without any curvatures or...

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Scoliosis Treatment

Prevention is always better than cure. However, it is difficult to prevent a disease like idiopathic Scoliosis, which has no known cause. Even if the cause is known, as in congenital Scoliosis, further research is required to prevent its occurrence. Therefore, Treatment is vital in Scoliosis. Scoliosis, which is marked by abnormal spinal curvature, is...

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Treating Scoliosis – Rethinking the Scoliosis Treatment Model

The majority of adolescents diagnosed with scoliosis have been presented with two very unattractive treatment options for their spinal deformity: bracing and surgery. After reviewing dozens of research articles regarding the mechanics of this disease there seems to be a consensus among the experts regarding typical 3 dimensional patterns found within the scoliotic patient. One...

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Scoliosis – Treatment and Epigenetics

The recent scoliosis genetic testing break-through has opened up an entirely new debate on whether the actual genetic risk for the condition can be reduced by the reduction of environmental factors that contribute to the cause and progression of the curvature. This is possible due to the recent (and ever growing) understanding of epigenetics. So...