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Returning to Sports After Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

The cause of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is believed to be genetic, but its true cause remains unknown. The disorder involves a curvature of the spine measuring more than ten degrees and it typically has no symptoms. If the curve is more than 25 degrees, other options such as spinal surgery may be an option … Continued

Am I Too Old for Spine Surgery?

It is natural for a person to take longer to recover from an injury as they become older, and the same thing applies when it comes to surgery. For patients that are dealing with debilitating back pain, surgery may be an option to provide much-needed relief. This brings up the question as to whether an … Continued

Signs of Scoliosis in Children

As with virtually any other illness, the sooner scoliosis is identified in children, the better the odds are of treating it. Because the spine becomes more rigid as a person ages, an early diagnosis allows greater control, or it may even reverse the scoliosis effects. In young patients, however, scoliosis may go unnoticed, which means … Continued

Physical Therapy for Scoliosis

Physical therapy when it comes to scoliosis may involve exercises aimed at restoring muscle tone to the back while also promoting healthy spine curvatures. These exercises assist with relieving some of the symptoms of scoliosis as well boosting core strength. During the therapy process, maintaining good posture is emphasized, as it can help with protecting … Continued

What You May Not Know About Adult Scoliosis

When it comes to adult scoliosis, you may be surprised by how much you can do to manage the condition. For starters, surgery may not even be necessary upon being diagnosed. It is possible to manage the symptoms without resorting to surgery, which is largely aimed at symptom relief versus fixing the spine’s curvature. This … Continued

Can an Adult Develop Scoliosis?

Though it is common in children and teenagers, it is quite possible for adults to develop scoliosis. However, many of these adults don’t realize they have it until they are diagnosed with its key symptoms which include but are not limited to uneven shoulder height, pain in the back, or the body leaning to one … Continued

What Is Scoliosis and Does It Require Surgery?

A healthy human spine will typically appear in a straight line when viewed from behind. Should the spine appear to have a sort of  . Scoliosis is caused when the spine has a curvature of at least ten degrees. It can happen on one or both sides of the spine and it may also affect … Continued

The Various Types of Radiculopathy

Radiculopathy is a general term used to describe issues involving the spinal region at the area near the roots of the nerves. The condition is typically caused by pressure that is being applied by a potentially herniated plate, but there may be other causes such as degenerative spine changes, for example. These changes can also … Continued

The Psoas Muscle’s Important Role

You’re likely familiar with muscles in the body like the gluteus maximus, hamstrings, and biceps. One muscle you may not have heard of is the psoas. Though it may not be as recognizable, it is one of the most important muscles in determining your spine’s health. The spine is connected to the legs through several … Continued

Excessive Smartphone Use May Cause Future Spinal Conditions

It’s common to see people staring down at their phones watching videos or sending messages to friends and family. This slouching position typically associated with the activity can cause negative long-term effects due to poor posture, potentially affecting the neck and spine in younger adults according to a The Spinal Journal study. Over seventy percent … Continued

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