Scoliosis is a complex disease that involves much more than just the bones of the spine. It affects the muscles, other soft tissues (like tendons, discs and ligaments) and the brain. Your body forms habits over time to counteract the scoliosis. It takes time to re-program these old patterns of behavior, especially if the scoliosis…
Spotting scoliosis early gives patients the ability to be more proactive with their care. Scoliosis screening can be a great tool to catch and treat scoliosis before more drastic measures become necessary. Early detection can be the difference between an invasive spinal surgery and a short home exercise routine.
Surgery is often hailed as the be-all and end-all cure for scoliosis. And the Harrington rod is used in the majority of scoliosis surgeries performed in the U.S. It’s been used on idiopathic scoliosis patients since the 1960s, and, though the surgical techniques and equipment have evolved, the gist of the surgery remains the same.
The following post was submitted by Dr. Andrew Strauss of The Hudson Valley Scoliosis Correction Center. Dr. Strauss has been CLEAR-certified since 2008 and offers both Standard Treatment and Intensive Care at his practice in New York.
Even though we’ve been building a network of scoliosis-specific support, treatment, and training for more than a decade, you might be surprised to learn that we didn’t start out that way.
The following information was provided by Deanna Power, Community Outreach Manager for Social Security Disability Help, a resource whose aim is to assist people at all stages of the Social Security Disability application process, from initially applying, to keeping benefits after being approved. It is not affiliated with the Social Security Administration.
We pride ourselves in our ability to treat scoliosis effectively without surgery or cumbersome brace-wear. However, we know we can’t be everywhere. Check and see if there’s a CLEAR doctor near you. And if not, don’t worry, there are still ways for you to get quality alternative treatment.
As we’ve discussed before, there’s a lot of confusion and unrealistic promises that surround many scoliosis correction methods. Bracing and surgery are the two most common methods to treat scoliosis. But they’re not the only options available to you.
Most people see massages as a luxury, a practice synonymous with relaxation. However, massages also hold healing properties that are not the most pleasurable when put into practice. A good scoliosis massage should not be comfortable. It should reach deep into the muscles, carrying that good kind of hurt.
“Can a chiropractor fix scoliosis?” It’s a common refrain from potential patients and skeptics alike. More often than not, we hear this question from people who have had a bad experience with a chiropractor (or two) in the past.