Mild Scoliosis: What it is and what to do about it

Mild Scoliosis: What it is and what to do about it

Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Austin Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Matthew Janzen, DC. Last reviewed/edited on March 10, 2020. Mild scoliosis commonly refers to any idiopathic scoliosis curve that is less than 20 degrees. Traditionally, kids and teens with mild scoliosis were told to “watch and wait”, having x-rays taken every 6 or 12 months to keep an eye on the curve and make sure

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Is scoliosis hereditary, genetic, or both?

Is scoliosis hereditary, genetic, or both?

Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Austin Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Matthew Janzen, DC. Last reviewed/edited on March 10, 2020. Genetic testing seems to be all the rage right now with Ancestry, 23andMe and many other providing insight into your family history and health using genetic testing. But what does it mean for a disease or problem to be genetic? Is scoliosis hereditary or is it

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Why Does Scoliosis Get Worse With Growth?

Why Does Scoliosis Get Worse With Growth?

Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Austin Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Matthew Janzen, DC. Last reviewed/edited on March 10, 2020. For children with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, both parents and kids with a curve will worry whether or not the curve will get larger and worsen over time. Worrying about a curve progressing is completely understandable as many curves rapidly get worse as a child grows, especially

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Curve Correction Program For Children & Teens

Comprehensive Curve Correction Program For Children and Teens The comprehensive curve correction program for children and teens is specifically designed to attain as much straightening of the spine as possible without surgery.  This straightening is attained through the Silicon Valley Scoliosis Method for curve correction.  The goal with this program is not merely preventing worsening, rather it is to attain maximum reduction and straightening of the spine.  If preventing the

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Nerve Tension and Scoliosis

Nerve Tension and Scoliosis Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Austin Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Matthew Janzen, DC. Last reviewed/edited on February 27, 2020. First published November 6, 2019. Scoliosis has been treated for centuries, with some of the first treatments being described in the 5th century BC by Hippocrates. Yet despite over 2000 years of history the cause of scoliosis, in particular idiopathic scoliosis has

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Is bracing for scoliosis effective?

Is bracing for scoliosis effective?

Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Austin Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Matthew Janzen, DC. Last reviewed/edited on March 10, 2020. First published October 30, 2019. "An old man turned ninety-eight, he won the lottery and died the next day." This may be a lyric from Alanis Morissette's song Ironic, but think about it in the context of scoliosis bracing: if we wear a brace just for

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Scoliosis Brace Treatment

Scoliosis Brace Treatment You or your child has been diagnosed with scoliosis, and you know you will need a brace for treatment. But which brace is the best for you or your child's curve? Using the correct brace can mean the difference between bracing success and failure. Additionally, bracing is the only scientifically proven non-surgical treatment for curves 25º and above. The Silicon Valley BraceTM The Silicon Valley BraceTM is

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Scoliosis MRI Monitoring

Scoliosis Monitoring ScoliSnapTM Standing MRI Replace Harmful Scoliosis X-rays With Standing Scoliosis MRI Monitoring Studies have shown cancer can occur 5 times as often in scoliosis patients 1 due to exposure to x-rays required throughout their treatment. This problem can be completely eliminated through the use of our 3 minute standing ScoliSnapTM Scoliosis MRI Monitoring. In fact, for most cases ScoliSnapTM can replace scoliosis x-rays requested by your doctor! The

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Scoliosis MRI Screening

Scoliosis Screening SureScreen Standing MRI Stop Using Outdated and Inaccurate Screening Methods Screening children for scoliosis using visual methods can easily miss a curve, or suggest there is a curve when there isn't one at all. While x-ray can detect a curve, it uses harmful ionizing radiation and should be avoided whenever possible. The revolutionary SureScreen Scoliosis MRI Screening provides an accurate, 100% radiation free way of looking at the

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Scoliosis Services

Scoliosis Services No matter where you are in your journey, Scoliosis Care Centers offers a variety of non-surgical scoliosis services to assist patients of all ages. From screening and monitoring services; MRI based brace analysis and improvement; to our comprehensive Silicon Valley Method for treating scoliosis, patients and parents can find everything they need to ensure a spine has every chance to grow straight and healthy. ScoliosisScreening Screen your child

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