How scoliosis is caused

How scoliosis is caused

Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Jelcick, PhD and Dr. 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 addition to

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Idiopathic Scoliosis Progression Risk Calculator

Idiopathic Scoliosis Progression Risk Calculator

Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Janzen, DC 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 not a scoliosis curve of the spine will worsen and progress. Enter your

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How are Risser Signs, Skeletal Age, and Scoliosis Related?

How are Risser Signs, Skeletal Age, and Scoliosis Related?

Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Janzen, DC Scientific studies have shown idiopathic scoliosis to have a higher potential for worsening based on the amount of growing a child has left to do; that is, the growth potential of the child4. Another way of thinking about this is that scoliosis has a higher risk of progression in skeletally immature children. What does

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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. Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Janzen, DC 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 to straighten the spine instead of allowing it to worsen the scoliosis. Comprehensive

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Early Detection of Scoliosis

Early Detection of Scoliosis Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Janzen, DC 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 it below 10 degrees and keep that curve reduction through growth. Detecting scoliosis

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5 Surprising Facts about Adolescent Scoliosis

5 Surprising Facts about Adolescent Scoliosis

Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Janzen, DC Learning that you or your child has scoliosis can be a stressful experience. Finding quality information about scoliosis and scoliosis treatment that is backed by scientific research and medical studies can be even more stressful and difficult. However, being as informed and educated as possible is key to making good treatment decisions and ensuring

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Kyphosis

KyphosisWhat is Kyphosis? Kyphosis, the forward bending of the spine, occurs naturally and is a perfectly normal condition. Hyperkyphosis is when the spine bends forward more than normal resulting in a rounded back appearance. Kyphosis and Hyperkyphosis are not be confused with scoliosis, the lateral bend, and twist of the spine. For more information about the difference between hyperkyphosis and scoliosis, please read this article. How to Treat Hyperkyphosis When

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5 Things to Know Before Choosing Your Scoliosis Treatment Provider

5 Things to Know Before Choosing Your Scoliosis Treatment Provider

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

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What is the Difference Between Scheuermann’s Hyperkyphosis and Scoliosis

What is the Difference Between Scheuermann’s Hyperkyphosis and Scoliosis

Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Janzen, DC One frequentl;y asked question we encounter from patients' is what is the difference between scoliosis and kyphosis? Well, scoliosis and kyphosis both refer to some kind of abnormal curvature of the spine that can lead to discomfort and pain if the situation is severe enough. However, while they are both conditions that affect the

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Can Chiropractic Help, Fix, or Cure Scoliosis?

Can Chiropractic Help, Fix, or Cure Scoliosis?

Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Janzen, DC While chiropractic adjustments may be effective for the reduction of pain in scoliosis, they generally are not effective in the correction of the curvature of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. 1,2  Attempting to rely solely on chiropractic adjustments for the treatment of a childhood scoliosis can potentially lead to harm, as idiopathic scoliosis can rapidly worsen

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