5 Things to Know Before Choosing Your Scoliosis Treatment Provider

5 Things to Know Before Choosing Your Scoliosis Treatment Provider

Choosing a scoliosis treatment provider is a difficult task. There are multiple types of treatment options all claiming to be better than the other. Many treatments are expensive, some treatments look extremely painful, other treatments look like they’re a huge time commitment, and others just don’t seem like they’d actually work. In an ideal world, you could simply do some stretches and your spine would miraculously straighten out. Unfortunately, that’s

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The Evolution of our Scoliosis Treatment

The Evolution of our Scoliosis Treatment

Scoliosis Care Centers’ Silicon Valley Method is a treatment program that has been refined over a 10-year span of trial and improvement and is now fundamentally different from the CLEAR methodology. Initially, we were taught the CLEAR “Mix, Fix, Set” protocol. Mix was ‘loosening’ up the spine with traction and mobilization. Fix was a chiropractic adjustment and spinal weighting exercises. Lastly, Set was the Scoliosis Traction Chair. We were told

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What is the Difference Between Scheuermann’s Hyperkyphosis and Scoliosis

What is the Difference Between Scheuermann’s Hyperkyphosis and Scoliosis

Scoliosis and kyphosis both refer to some kind of abnormal curvature of the spine that can lead to discomfort and pain if the situation is severe enough. However, while they are both conditions that affect the spine, there are some differences between the two that are worth noting. Scoliosis Scoliosis is a spinal condition that presents as a lateral bend in the spine along with vertebrae that have twisted out

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Can Chiropractic Help, Fix, or Cure Scoliosis?

Can Chiropractic Help, Fix, or Cure Scoliosis?

While chiropractic adjustments may be effective for the reduction of pain in scoliosis, they generally are not effective in the correction of the curvature of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. 1,2  Attempting to rely solely on chiropractic adjustments for the treatment of a childhood scoliosis can potentially lead to harm, as idiopathic scoliosis can rapidly worsen during the child's peak rates of growth if a brace is not worn.3  Highly corrective 3-D

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What to Expect with Spinal Fusion Surgery

What to Expect with Spinal Fusion Surgery

Scoliosis surgery is often recommended when the scoliosis Cobb angle reaches or exceeds 40 degrees. The most common and widely prescribed surgery is spinal fusion surgery. As tempting as it might be, it is important to remember that there is no quick fix for scoliosis, surgically or non-surgically. What is Spinal Fusion Surgery? Spinal fusion surgery is the most invasive scoliosis treatment of all of the options available. It entails

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Can Scoliosis Be Cured Without Surgery?

Can Scoliosis Be Cured Without Surgery?

Many cases of idiopathic scoliosis can be cured without surgery.  Since scoliosis is defined as a lateral deviation of the spine exceeding 10 degrees, a cure is considered to be any treatment that is able to reduce scoliosis to under 10 degrees.  Key factors in the curability of scoliosis are the size of the curve and the effectiveness of the treatment.  When utilizing the Silicon Valley Scoliosis Method, smaller curves

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Early-Detection Scoliosis Screening Program Leading to Better Results for Kids at Risk

Early-Detection Scoliosis Screening Program Leading to Better Results for Kids at Risk

It has long been believed that the earlier scoliosis can be caught, the better the possibility of preventing the need for invasive surgery.  Recent research has indicated dramatic success with scoliosis curves when they are caught and treated before they reach 30 degrees.  The success rate of our clinic is 100% for the curves under 30 degrees avoiding the need for surgery. Failed Screening Efforts of the Past The goal

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Groundbreaking Study Finds Stable, Long-Term Reductions Of Scoliosis Curves With Non-Surgical Treatment!

Groundbreaking Study Finds Stable, Long-Term Reductions Of Scoliosis Curves With Non-Surgical Treatment!

Nothing can straighten a scoliosis curve except surgery, right?  After considering the invasiveness of such surgeries, patients, or their parents, often seek out alternative forms of treatment in spite of being told nothing else will work.  Many are simply looking for hope: Anything that could help their child avoid surgery.  Treatment alternatives, such as scoliosis boot camps, have popped up over the past years.  Some are claiming amazing results with

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What is Adolescent  Idiopathic Scoliosis?

What is Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis?

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) is an abnormal curvature of the spine exceeding 10 degrees, diagnosed in adolescence and in which the cause is unknown.  The deformity occurs with rotational misalignment, often marked by a hump in the ribs or low back, as well as loss of the normal sagittal curves of the spine. • Adolescent: The diagnosis is made in adolescence. • Idiopathic: The reason for the scoliosis has not yet

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Scoliosis X-rays and Your Brace: How Long Should the Brace Be off Before Your Next Scoliosis X-Ray (or Standing MRI)?

Scoliosis X-rays and Your Brace: How Long Should the Brace Be off Before Your Next Scoliosis X-Ray (or Standing MRI)?

A common practice in scoliosis management is to measure the progress of the scoliosis curve by taking a full spine X-ray. When a patient wears a scoliosis brace, they will typically be instructed by the orthopedic surgeon to take it off for 24 hours prior to receiving their next X-ray. But what should we do if you are supposed to be wearing the brace 23 hours per day? Will it

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