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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Is scoliosis hereditary, genetic, or both?

Is scoliosis hereditary, genetic, or both?

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. Genetic testing seems to be all the rage right now with Ancestry, 23andMe and many other providing insight into your family history and health using genetic testing. But what does it mean for a disease or problem to be genetic? Is scoliosis hereditary or is it

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Scoliosis Surgical Risk Calculator

Scoliosis Surgical 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 December 14, 2019. What This Calculator Does There are two major questions everyone asks about their child's scoliosis curve: will the curve get worse, and will the curve get worse enough that it requires surgery. Based on the most current research, you can estimate

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Curve Correction Program For Children & Teens

Comprehensive Curve Correction Program For Children and Teens The comprehensive curve correction program for children and teens is specifically designed to attain as much straightening of the spine as possible without surgery.  This straightening is attained through the Silicon Valley Scoliosis Method for curve correction.  The goal with this program is not merely preventing worsening, rather it is to attain maximum reduction and straightening of the spine.  If preventing the

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Nerve Tension and Scoliosis

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 February 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 history the cause of scoliosis, in particular idiopathic scoliosis has

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Scoliosis Brace Treatment

Scoliosis Brace Treatment You or your child has been diagnosed with scoliosis, and you know you will need a brace for treatment. But which brace is the best for you or your child's curve? Using the correct brace can mean the difference between bracing success and failure. Additionally, bracing is the only scientifically proven non-surgical treatment for curves 25º and above. The Silicon Valley BraceTM The Silicon Valley BraceTM is

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Do the effects of bracing last?

Do the effects of bracing last?

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 October 16, 2019. For someone who has been diagnosed with scoliosis, or for parents who just learned their child has scoliosis, the topic of bracing can be an emotional one. Considering the amount of time and money that goes into making and wearing a

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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 MRI Screening

Scoliosis Screening SureScreen Standing MRI Stop Using Outdated and Inaccurate Screening Methods Screening children for scoliosis using visual methods can easily miss a curve, or suggest there is a curve when there isn't one at all. While x-ray can detect a curve, it uses harmful ionizing radiation and should be avoided whenever possible. The revolutionary SureScreen Scoliosis MRI Screening provides an accurate, 100% radiation free way of looking at the

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How scoliosis is caused

How scoliosis is caused

Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Austin Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Matthew Janzen, DC Causes of Scoliosis One question frequently asked by patients and their families after being diagnosed is how scoliosis is caused. Scoliosis is a type of spinal deformity that occurs in three dimensions. Instead of simply being a curve in two dimensions, there often is rotation, making scoliosis a three dimensional problem. In

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