Autism and Scoliosis: Is There a Connection?

Autism and Scoliosis: Is There a Connection?

Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Janzen, DC Scoliosis occurs more commonly in females1; autism spectrum disorders (ASD) tend to occur more readily in males3.  Based on this opposite distribution among genders, it could sound like the two conditions are completely unrelated.  However, of the male clients that present to our office with scoliosis, an abnormally high percentage of them are on

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Revolutionizing Scoliosis Treatment With Standing MRI

Revolutionizing Scoliosis Treatment With Standing MRI

Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Janzen, DC Have you ever had a concern about over-exposure to X-rays in your child or teen with scoliosis?  This concern is a valid one, as studies have shown an increased risk of cancer from X-ray exposures taken for scoliosis 1,2.  Various efforts have been made to address the risk of over-exposure to radiation; the most

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Treating Adolescent Scoliosis Without A Brace Deemed UNETHICAL

Treating Adolescent Scoliosis Without A Brace Deemed UNETHICAL

Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Janzen, DC 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 Some conservative treatment methods still tout in their advertising that "No Braces" are necessary, or that bracing is outdated or even harmful.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

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7 Ways to Make Your Non-Surgical Scoliosis Improvement Last

7 Ways to Make Your Non-Surgical Scoliosis Improvement Last

Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Janzen, DC How can I make my scoliosis curve reduction gained from treatment last? A common concern of many parents who come to our clinic is "Will the changes last?".  Meaning, "If my child's spine grows straighter, what will make it stay that way?" Maybe parents hear stories of a child going to a clinic to receive

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Are myths about scoliosis affecting treatment and hurting our children?

Are myths about scoliosis affecting treatment and hurting our children?

Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Janzen, DC How do scoliosis myths affect treatment and hurt our children? There are many scoliosis myths that both doctors and patients believe; in part due to a lack of knowledge of current scientific and medical studies. Childhood scoliosis has no known cause and no cure - or so most doctors believe.  As a result of

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Eliminating X-rays for Scoliosis Treatment by Using Standing MRI

Eliminating X-rays for Scoliosis Treatment by Using Standing MRI

Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Janzen, DC Scoliosis Monitoring With MRI Instead of X-Ray When you have a child with scoliosis what typically happens, if you're lucky, it gets caught before it needs surgery. And the parent ends up at the pediatrician’s office, which usually refers them to the orthopedist’s office, and the orthopedic surgeon really has no game plan unless

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Beating Scoliosis Without Surgery

Beating Scoliosis Without Surgery

Beating Scoliosis: Josie's Success Story Josie's story is a classic example of successfully beating scoliosis here at Scoliosis Care CentersTM. Josie is now 15-year-old who was diagnosed with scoliosis when she was 9. After being diagnosed, She took the all too common "wait and see" approach for one year. Then Josie's scoliosis worsened to a more severe curve of 39°, just below surgery range. Both Josie and her mom, Darci,

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Scoliosis Bracing is Beautiful

Scoliosis Bracing is Beautiful

Are scoliosis braces noticeable? 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

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Target the Root Cause

TREATING THE CAUSE OF SCOLIOSISA failure to target the root cause often sabotages treatment success. Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Janzen, DC We don't believe the cause of your child’s scoliosis should remain a mystery. Understanding why your child’s scoliosis developed, how the root cause will affect progression of the curve and what to do to stop the progression is critical

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