Boston Brace

Understanding the Boston Brace: Benefits and Alternatives

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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

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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?

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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.

Scoliosis and the Cox Sign

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A possible early diagnostic tool? By Dr. Matt Janzen and Dr. Josh Woggon This article was originally published in The American Chiropractor in August 2014.  Drs. Michael and Matthew Janzen of Janzen and Janzen Chiropractic in Campbell, CA, have a YouTube channel where they demonstrate the Cox sign, as well as the theory behind spinal…

What is the Scoliosis Traction Chair?

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DISCLAIMER: This article is not intended to promote or sell a product in any way, but rather to explain how research can be applied pragmatically towards the development of clinical rehabilitation technologies. The Scoliosis Traction Chair is not available for sale to the general public, or even to licensed Doctors of Chiropractic. It is only…