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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Surgical Release: What Happens During Scoliosis Spinal Fusion Surgery

Surgical Release: What Happens During Scoliosis Spinal Fusion Surgery

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. There are many animations of spinal fusion surgery available online as well as actual videos of surgery which describe what happens during spinal fusion surgery. While in actual videos of surgery it can be difficult to see what is happening, 3D animations of spinal fusion surgery

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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. Austin Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Matthew 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

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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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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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Scoliosis Rib Hump Results

Scoliosis Rib Hump Results 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. 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

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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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Can Scoliosis Surgery Kill You?

Can scoliosis or scoliosis surgery kill you? 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 August 13, 2018. 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

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