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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Early-Detection Scoliosis Screening Leading to Better Results for Kids at Risk

Early-Detection Scoliosis Screening Leading to Better Results for Kids at Risk

Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Janzen, DC It has long been believed that the earlier scoliosis can be caught, the better the possibility of preventing the need for invasive surgery.  Recent research has indicated dramatic success with scoliosis curves when they are caught and treated before they reach 30 degrees.  The success rate of our clinic is 100% for the curves

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Groundbreaking Study Finds Stable, Long-Term Reductions Of Scoliosis Curves With Non-Surgical Treatment!

Groundbreaking Study Finds Stable, Long-Term Reductions Of Scoliosis Curves With Non-Surgical Treatment!

Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Janzen, DC Nothing can straighten a scoliosis curve except surgery, right?  After considering the invasiveness of such surgeries, patients, or their parents, often seek out alternative forms of treatment in spite of being told nothing else will work.  Many are simply looking for hope: Anything that could help their child avoid surgery.  Treatment alternatives, such as

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Scoliosis Results Menu

Scoliosis Treatment Results The results of scoliosis treatment can be measured and monitored in a variety of ways. There is the common before and after Xray images portraying curve correction, as well as the overall posture transformation and rib hump improvement. This page has a variety of menu options allowing you to see our frequent treatment results in the format of your choice. Results by Curve Size and Shape Determine

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What is Adolescent  Idiopathic Scoliosis?

What is Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis?

Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Janzen, DC Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) is an abnormal curvature of the spine exceeding 10 degrees, diagnosed in adolescence and in which the cause is unknown.  The deformity occurs with rotational misalignment, often marked by a hump in the ribs or low back, as well as loss of the normal sagittal curves of the spine: Adolescent

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Scoliosis X-rays and Your Brace: How Long Should the Brace Be off Before Your Next Scoliosis X-Ray (or MRI)?

Scoliosis X-rays and Your Brace: How Long Should the Brace Be off Before Your Next Scoliosis X-Ray (or MRI)?

Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Janzen, DC A common practice in scoliosis management is to measure the progress of the scoliosis curve by taking a full spine X-ray. When a patient wears a scoliosis brace, they will typically be instructed by the orthopedic surgeon to take it off for 24 hours prior to receiving their next X-ray. But what should we

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Silicon Valley Method: A Comprehensive Nonsurgical Scoliosis Treatment

The Silicon Valley Method: Scoliosis Treatment Without SurgeryThe Silicon Valley MethodTM is a comprehensive non-surgical treatment plan for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis used by Scoliosis Care CentersTM to treat scoliosis and help straighten the spine. Contact Our Clinic Today A back brace for scoliosis is typically used for non-surgical treatment. However, in order to ensure that your case of scoliosis grows straighter, there are 5 key problems that must be solved.

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Scoliosis Brace of Silicon Valley

SCOLIOSIS BRACING REVOLUTIONIZEDHold the spine straight with the Silicon Valley BraceTMThe Data is Conclusive: Scoliosis Bracing Works. Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Janzen, DC Scoliosis bracing especially works if: The brace is a corrective one - An effective scoliosis back brace does not merely hold the existing curve in place, rather it pushes the spine straighter. Of course, the better a

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Scoliosis Flexibility Trainer

RELEASE CONTRACTURES THAT CAUSE STIFFNESS Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Janzen, DC Inflexibility of the spine (stiffness), caused by contractures, is one of the main limiting factors when trying to straighten a curve. Contractures occur when the spine remains in the scoliotic posture and never gets a chance to exercise its full normal range of motion.  If the joints of the spine

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