Kyphosis and Hyperkyphosis Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Austin Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Matthew Janzen, DC. Last reviewed/edited on October 27, 2020. First published February 20, 2020. If you open the dictionary, kyphosis is defined as the exaggerated outward curvature of the the thoracic region of the spine which results in a rounded …
Mild Scoliosis: What it is and what to do about it
Mild scoliosis is defined as a curve in the spine that is greater than 10, but less than 20 degrees. But when and how should it be treated?
Surgical Release: What Happens During Scoliosis Spinal Fusion Surgery
Stiff contractured soft tissue limit how much a spine with scoliosis can be straightened. See how surgeons perform surgical release & alternative methods.
Is scoliosis hereditary, genetic, or both?
Research shows scoliosis can be hereditary & run in families, but it can also arise spontaneously. Genetics play an important role in scoliosis development.
Scoliosis Surgical Risk Calculator
Scoliosis surgery is typically recommended once a curve is 45 degrees or larger. Calculate your scoliosis surgical risk with this research based calculator.
Why Does Scoliosis Get Worse With Growth?
We know that idiopathic scoliosis gets worse as a child grows, but why? Learn how growth and how fast a child grows can make a scoliosis curve get worse.
Education: Nerve Tension
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 October 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 …
Is bracing for scoliosis effective?
Bracing has been around a long time, and has changed over the years. But is bracing for scoliosis effective? Learn more with this scientific fact check.
Do the effects of bracing last?
Do the effects of bracing last after the brace is taken off? Do results last long term? Scientific research says YES despite misinformation you may read.
Fact Checking Scoliosis
Info about scoliosis is everywhere online: celebrity doctors; health blogs; but what info is correct? Fact check scoliosis info with science and research.