Muscular Imbalance With Scoliosis: Which Side Is Weaker?

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Although scoliosis is a spinal condition, it doesn’t just affect the back; it also impacts the spine’s surrounding nerves, muscles, and the rest of the body. Continue reading to learn how an unnatural spinal curve can cause a muscular imbalance and what can be done about it. The uneven forces of scoliosis disrupt the spine’s […]

Can A Chiropractor Treat Scoliosis? [What You Should Know]

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What patients should know about being diagnosed with scoliosis is that the way a diagnosis is responded to can have far-reaching effects. Treatment results can never be guaranteed, but particularly with early detection, a chiropractic-centered treatment approach can have a number of benefits. As a progressive condition, scoliosis can’t technically be cured because its nature […]

What is a Harrington Rod For Scoliosis? Surgery Pros and Cons

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A Harrington rod for scoliosis is instrumentation used in spinal fusion; it’s attached to the spine with the goal of holding it in a straighter position so its vertebrae can’t become more tilted over time. Harrington rods implanted are permanent, and if one fails or malfunctions in some way, there is no reversing the procedure. […]

What Is Straight Back Syndrome? Can It Be Treated?

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If the spine becomes excessively straight, this is contrary to its natural curved design. It’s the spine’s healthy curves that keep it flexible, strong, and able to handle stress from impact and movement. The position and alignment of the spine affects body position and posture, so one of the main effects of straight-back syndrome is […]

Scoliosis and Swimming: Recommendation and Treatment

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As scoliosis was first described and documented in the ancient world, the medical community has had many years to observe how it progresses, what triggers it to do so, and how the condition responds to treatment. Swimming can’t treat scoliosis, and while recreational swimming can offer some therapeutic benefits, certain aspects of swimming, and/or swimming […]

S-Shaped Scoliosis: What Is It? Does It Need Treatment?

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No two cases of scoliosis are the same, which is why treatment plans need to be 100-percent shaped around a patient’s individual condition characteristics. When scoliosis is diagnosed, classifying conditions further based on specific patient and condition variables is part of the process, and different curvature types and locations are important. As a progressive condition, […]

What Is Hypolordosis? Symptoms and Treatment Options

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A spine with its healthy curves in place will appear straight from the front and/or back and have a soft ‘S’ shape when viewed from either side, and if those curves fall with a healthy range, this means that the spine’s vertebrae are aligned as they should be. If an unnatural spinal curvature develops, the […]

What is Lumbar Lordosis & How to Fix Lumbar Lordosis

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The spine’s natural and healthy curves are key to preserving optimal spinal health, strength, and function. If the spine loses one of its healthy curves, the biomechanics of the entire spine are disrupted as the health of each spinal curve is affected by the condition on the other spinal curves. Lumbar refers to the lower […]

Does Scoliosis Ever Correct Itself? Can Scoliosis Be Reversed?

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There are a number of spinal conditions that cause the development of unhealthy curves, but structural spinal conditions involve abnormalities within the spine itself, and this involves its vertebrae (bones). Continue reading to learn why scoliosis can’t simply correct itself, along with what progression means. As a progressive structural spinal condition, the nature of scoliosis […]

How Can I Reverse Scoliosis Naturally? Can It Be Done?

For people recently diagnosed with scoliosis, they have a lot of questions, one of which is how best to treat the condition. Reversing scoliosis means reducing the size of the unnatural spinal curve as this is addressing the condition’s underlying structural nature. The two main scoliosis treatment approaches offer a surgical, or non-surgical response. For […]