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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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. Austin Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Matthew 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.

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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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5 Surprising Facts about Adolescent Scoliosis

5 Surprising Facts about Adolescent Scoliosis

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

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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. Austin Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Matthew 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,

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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. Austin Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Matthew 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

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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. Austin Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Matthew 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

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Does Scoliosis Surgery Hurt?

Does Scoliosis Surgery Hurt? 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 August 29, 2018. Many patients with scoliosis who are considering ask the question does scoliosis surgery hurt? What levels of pain are to be expected with spinal fusion surgery and how long can you expect the pain to last during

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Scoliosis Spinal Fusion Surgery: What to expect

Scoliosis Spinal Fusion Surgery: What to expect

Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Austin Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Matthew Janzen, DC Scoliosis surgery is often recommended when the scoliosis Cobb angle reaches or exceeds 40 degrees. The most common and widely prescribed surgery is spinal fusion surgery. As tempting as it might be, it is important to remember that there is no quick fix for scoliosis, surgically or non-surgically. What is Spinal Fusion

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