Cervical Lordosis

Understanding Your Spine: Cervical Lordosis

Posted in: Understanding Scoliosis

Protect your neck. We’ve heard that phrase refer to how essential – and indispensable – your neck is to your overall health.  Your neck is the bridge connecting your brain to your body; good health depends upon the signals from your brain getting through to your organs.  And it starts with ensuring you have a…

scoliosis side effects

Scoliosis Side Effects: Myth vs. Reality

Posted in: Understanding Scoliosis

Since there is so much misinformation about scoliosis side effects floating around, we thought it would be helpful to go through some of the more common myths and why they are incorrect. Hopefully, this will put you on the path to more fully understanding scoliosis. Myth #1: Scoliosis Rarely Causes Pain Many people will tell…

Boston Brace

Understanding the Boston Brace: Benefits and Alternatives

Posted in: Treatment

The Boston brace is a type of thoraco-lumbo-sacral-orthosis, or TLSO brace. In fact, it’s the most common TLSO brace in the United States. It’s used primarily for the treatment of children, working to slow the progression of scoliosis in growing spines. Developed in 1972 by Dr. John Hall and Mr. William Miller of The Boston…

Degenerative Scoliosis

Degenerative Scoliosis

Posted in: Understanding Scoliosis

Scoliosis is most commonly seen as a disease found in children and adolescents, but degenerative scoliosis is prevalent in older adults as well. Unlike adolescent scoliosis, there is a known cause for degenerative scoliosis in adults. It occurs when the spinal discs begin to deteriorate and the spine falls into an unnatural curve without the…

non-surgical scoliosis treatment

Non-Surgical Scoliosis Treatment Options

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The traditional way to treat scoliosis involves periods of observation, bracing (though this is generally for adolescent patients whose spines are not fully developed) and then surgery if the curve progresses much past 40 degrees. Many doctors will tell you that surgery is the only way to treat a scoliotic curve greater than 45 degrees….

Scoliosis Workout: Questions and Answers

Scoliosis Workout: Questions and Answers

Posted in: Treatment

Many people believe that scoliosis has to slow them down, that they have to stop exercising or playing sports simply because of a diagnosis of scoliosis. But a scoliosis workout can actually help to improve your scoliosis, as well as your general health and happiness. That said,we do recommend you get a doctor’s opinion on potentially…

TLSO brace

What is a TLSO Brace?

Posted in: Treatment

TLSO is an acronym for thoracolumbosacral orthosis, a brace for the mid to lower spine.  Although a bit of a mouthful, we’re talking about the main type of brace used to correct a sideways, or lateral, scoliotic curve in the mid to lower spine. Using a TLSO Brace The theory behind bracing is that, in…

New CLEAR Scoliosis Institute Website Launches

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After months of work, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of the new CLEAR Scoliosis Institute website! It’s our hope that this new site will serve as a valuable tool for everyone that has been touched in some way by scoliosis.