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.
Although a difficult name to pronounce, Scheuermann’s disease is fairly easy to understand. The condition occurs when the upper back is too rounded and gives you a hunched appearance.
Getting a scoliosis diagnosis can be scary. But because of your support, we’re here to help. We set up the CLEAR Scoliosis Institute as a nonprofit because we know there’s more to treating scoliosis than simply reducing the curve of the spine.