Kyphosis

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 March 10, 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 upper back. You may have also heard kyphosis, especially hyperkyphosis (more severe

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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 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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Idiopathic Scoliosis Progression Risk Calculator

Idiopathic Scoliosis Progression Risk Calculator

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 May 20, 2019. Predicting whether or not a child’s scoliosis will progress does not require a crystal ball or a World Almanac from the future. Past and present scientific literature and scientific studies provide us with evidence based calculations to help predict whether or

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Scoliosis Treatment for Children and Teens

Scoliosis Treatment for Children and Adolescents Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Austin Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Matthew Janzen, DC. Last reviewed/edited on March 12, 2020. First published May 8, 2019. Scoliosis can be effectively treated in kids and teens without surgery; no curve should be ignored regardless of its size. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis worsens rapidly with growth; however the pubertal growth spurt can be utilized

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Early Detection of Scoliosis

Early Detection of 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 December 5, 2018. Scoliosis Care Centers has a 100% success rate when treating a scoliosis curve before it progresses beyond 25 degrees.  This means that if you begin treatment before the spinal curve is 25 degrees, then we can reduce

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

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

Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Austin Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Matthew Janzen, DC 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

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

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

Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Austin Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Matthew Janzen, DC 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

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Silicon Valley Scoliosis Method: Comprehensive Non-surgical Treatment

The Silicon Valley Scoliosis MethodThe Silicon Valley Scoliosis Method is a completely new way of thinking about scoliosis A young child with a 30 degree curve has a 95% chance of needing surgery by the time they grow up 9. In contrast, the Silicon Valley Scoliosis Method has a 100% success rate for preventing surgery in curves 30 and under. Not only can it eliminate the need for surgery, it

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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. Austin Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Matthew 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;

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