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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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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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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Treating Adolescent Scoliosis Without A Brace Deemed UNETHICAL

Treating Adolescent Scoliosis Without A Brace Deemed UNETHICAL

There are a lot of mixed opinions out there about whether or not braces are valuable in the treatment of scoliosis.   Some conservative treatment methods still tout in their advertising that “No Braces” are necessary, or that bracing is outdated or even harmful.  Many orthopedic surgeons seem to have little confidence in the ability of a brace to help, and may recommend them with a “fingers-crossed” attitude of “maybe we’ll

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Scoliosis Bracing is Beautiful

Scoliosis Bracing is Beautiful

Sometimes when you have scoliosis, it can feel like it's taking over your whole life. Especially when you are doing one of the tried and true methods for therapy - scoliosis bracing. A scoliosis brace is an adjustment that takes some getting used to. Not only can it be a tight fit, it can get hot and also make you feel like you can't eat quite as much. Despite these

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