How Much Does Scoliosis Surgery Cost? The Cost of Spinal Fusion Surgery and Alternatives

How Much Does Scoliosis Surgery Cost? The Cost of Spinal Fusion Surgery and Alternatives

Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Janzen, DC Scoliosis correction surgery has increased in frequency over the last two decades with the most common reason for scoliosis surgical recommendation being adolescent idiopathic scoliosis 3. As you would imagine, the scoliosis operation cost, or scoliosis surgery cost can be significant. But does the cost balance the benefit? How much does a surgery for

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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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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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Scoliosis Rib Hump Results

Scoliosis Rib Hump Results A rib hump is a key indicator of scoliosis as well as the progression of scoliosis when observed in adolescents. A rib hump is identified during the Adam's forward bending test. If there is asymmetry in the rib height or there is a noticeable curve in the spine it is very likely that the spine has scoliosis. Just as a rib hump is a key indicator

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Does Scoliosis Surgery Hurt?

Does Scoliosis Surgery Hurt? Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Janzen, DC 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 recovery? Despite what many surgeons may immediately tell you, scientific studies have been

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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. Jelcick, PhD and Dr. 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 Surgery? Spinal

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Can Scoliosis Surgery Kill You?

Can Scoliosis Surgery Kill You? Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Janzen, DC Two common questions frequently arise when someone first learns about scoliosis and the available treatment options: Can scoliosis kill you; and can scoliosis surgery kill you? While scoliosis itself cannot kill you by itself (some types of scoliosis also have additional health issues), scoliosis surgery can have significant risks

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Can Scoliosis Be Cured Without Surgery?

Can Scoliosis Be Cured Without Surgery?

Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Janzen, DC Many cases of idiopathic scoliosis can be cured without surgery.  Since scoliosis is defined as a lateral deviation of the spine exceeding 10 degrees, a cure is considered to be any treatment that is able to reduce scoliosis to under 10 degrees.  Key factors in the curability of scoliosis are the size of the

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