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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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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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. Austin Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Matthew 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,

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Scoliosis Brace of Silicon Valley

Hold the spine straight with the Silicon Valley BraceTM 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. The Data is Conclusive: Scoliosis Bracing Works. 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

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Scoliosis Flexibility Trainer

Release Contractures That Cause StiffnessScoliosis Flexibility Trainer 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. The Scoliosis Flexibility Trainer is a unique FDA registered device that helps to unbend and untwist a scoliosis curve non-surgically, providing drastically better non-surgical treatment results. It accomplishes this feat by addressing a problem that every surgeon knows about

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Are myths about scoliosis affecting treatment and hurting our children?

Are myths about scoliosis affecting treatment and hurting our children?

Written and reviewed for scientific and factual accuracy by Dr. Austin Jelcick, PhD and Dr. Matthew Janzen, DC How do scoliosis myths affect treatment and hurt our children? There are many scoliosis myths that both doctors and patients believe; in part due to a lack of knowledge of current scientific and medical studies. Childhood scoliosis has no known cause and no cure - or so most doctors believe.  As a

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Beating Scoliosis Without Surgery

Beating Scoliosis Without Surgery

Beating Scoliosis: Josie's Success Story Josie's story is a classic example of successfully beating scoliosis here at Scoliosis Care CentersTM. Josie is now 15-year-old who was diagnosed with scoliosis when she was 9. After being diagnosed, She took the all too common "wait and see" approach for one year. Then Josie's scoliosis worsened to a more severe curve of 39°, just below surgery range. Both Josie and her mom, Darci,

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