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The Effectiveness of Scoliosis Bracing

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Scoliosis is known by the curvature of a person’s spine. Scoliosis can be discovered at birth, while in the womb the bones of the spine fail to form properly or the ribs fuse together leading to congenital scoliosis. The condition poses minimal risk to infants and young children of both ...
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Scoliosis Surgery Is It Worth the Cost?

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Sometimes the remedy can be worse than the disease.It is about a ten-hour surgery in which they open you up on your side and on your back. In my particular surgery they would put three rods in my back and hold them together with five screws. In order to help ...
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Scoliosis Dangers Spinal Surgery

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Scoliosis is something that can attack a sufferer on two fronts. Firstly, it can cause great pain and discomfort in the sufferer, especially if it affects them from a young age. This can mean also that some sufferers spend a lot of time on medication and even in bed due ...
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Wonders of Kefir for Scoliosis Sufferers

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There are many great foods and other substances in history, but every now and then one comes along that actually proves to be directly beneficial to someone who is suffering as regards a medical condition. Often this 'wonder food' is picked up by the media and converted into something that ...
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Natto Wonder Food for Scoliosis

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Many, many years ago, when the Samurai roamed feudal Japan, they got many things wrong. A warlike and brutal enemy, the Samurai would often kill and pillage hundreds in their professional lifetime. They still had to maintain the lifestyle though, and without the processed foods that are available today, manage ...
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Exercises to Avoid for Scoliosis

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One common misconception for the people with the back conditions like scoliosis is they must avoid any kind of physical activity. In reality, some exercises will help to relieve this pain linked with the condition and that is characterized by abnormal and sideways curve in spine. Scoliosis patients must avoid ...
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Analysis of Conventional Model of Scoliosis Treatment

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The three medically-sanctioned methods of scoliosis treatment - observation, bracing, and surgery - have been around for decades, and a great deal of research has been done on the risks & benefits of each option. However, the general conclusion of this research suggests that a new paradigm is desperately needed, ...
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The Ineffectiveness of Scoliosis Bracing

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Scoliosis is known by the curvature of a person’s spine. The areas commonly afflicted are the middle or side bones of the spine. Scoliosis can be discovered at birth, while in the womb the bones of the spine fail to form properly or the ribs fuse together leading to congenital ...
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New Treatment for Scoliosis Sufferers

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A look at the unique 3-step approach to treat scoliosis from a holistic approach by Dr. Kevin Lau D.C. In an age when scoliosis is being viewed as much more than a mere spine curvature, a holistic view offers the essential dictates of diet and exercise to form a non-invasive and ...
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Top 10 Mobile Apps for Health

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Apple’s App Store offers some of the most amazing applications in the market. People download application almost in every category. Moreover, there have been so many innovations in the recent years that it is very difficult to choose which application is the best. Everyone has their own top 10 list ...
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Does Hormone Replacement Therapy Prevent Adult-Onset Scoliosis?

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In a new study published in the European Spine Journal, researchers wanted to see if hormone deficiencies were a triggering event for adult degenerative scoliosis, a condition that commonly occurs in postmenopausal women. It is thought that menopausal hormone changes affect bone density, which sets off a cascade of events ...
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ScolioTrack Research Validates its Usefulness for Scoliosis

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Use of the iPhone for Cobb angle measurement in scoliosis. Shaw M, Adam CJ, Izatt MT, Licina P, Askin GN. Source Paediatric Spine Research Group, Queensland University of Technology and Mater Health Services, Brisbane, Australia. Abstract PURPOSE: The Cobb technique is the universally accepted method for measuring the severity of spinal deformities. Traditionally, Cobb angles ...
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Calcium Recommendation: Most People Can Skip Supplements

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Women have been told for years that if they don't take calcium supplements religiously, they're putting themselves at risk of crippling hip fractures in old age. Now the word from a major government panel: Why bother? There's no evidence that taking calcium supplements reduces the risk of fractures for most ...
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Bracing and Spinal Surgery Are Ineffective Scoliosis Treatment

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The most recent statistics reveal that the United States has the highest number of deaths caused by scoliosis in the world (245) followed by Spain and Germany (both with 44 deaths). Putting each country's current population in the equation means that Germany has the highest percentage of deaths caused by ...
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Beyond Calcium and Vitamin D — How to Really Build Strong Bones

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One of the important strategies for healthy bones is to eat the right kind of foods. A diet full of processed foods will produce biochemical and metabolic conditions in your body that will decrease your bone density, so avoiding processed foods is definitely the first step in the right direction. Eating ...
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Alternative Scoliosis Treatment Seem Too Good To Be True Are Often Scams

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Alternative scoliosis treatment options vary greatly and can offer promising results but buyers beware. Websites that offer exciting new methods of treating scoliosis demonstrating results that seem too good to be true are often scams. The best way to discover whether or not a website offering alternative scoliosis treatment which ...
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Unexplained Post-Op Pain in Adolescent Scoliosis

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Unexplained pain after the six-month postoperative period occurs in 7% of patients undergoing surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), according to a study published in the Oct. 1 issue of Spine. Tracey P. Bastrom, from Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, and colleagues reviewed data from a prospective registry to identify ...
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Researchers Find Online Scoliosis Information Is Poor Quality

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The quality of web-based information on scoliosis is poor, according to a study published in the Aug. 15 issue of Spine. Shaun Wellburn, from Teesside University in Middlesbrough, U.K., and colleagues evaluated seven websites for scoliosis-related content. Three reviewers used DISCERN, a validated information assessment tool, to evaluate the sites. Websites ...
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Improving Spinal Health with Pilates for Scoliosis

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The spine has an important role in our body. It supports the head and trunk and enables us maintain our upright posture. It also provides protection for the main pathway of the nervous system of the body, the spinal cord. Ideally the spine should be straight when it is viewed ...
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Spinal Fusion for Adult Scoliosis: What Are Survival Rates?

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An article recently published in The Spine Journal found that survival rate for primary spinal fusion in adult scoliosis patients was 89.8 percent at one year postoperatively. The study examined 59 patients 21 years or older that underwent primary surgery for idiopathic or degenerative curves and were followed for minimum of ...
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Spinal Fusion for Scoliosis: Factors Associated With Low BMI

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A study recently published in Spine seeks to determine the link between low preoperative body mass index and the outcomes of spinal fusion for patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. The researchers examined 77 patients with AIS who underwent posterior spinal fusion and correction during a two-year period. There were 21 patients ...
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Spinal Development for Kids

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Parents are usually very concerned about the development of their child’s brain. They want to ensure that the kid is going to be intelligent and academically strong and able to make bundles of money. However, not many pay attention to the most important part of the human body, namely the ...
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Epigenetics and Scoliosis: Stop Blaming Your Genes!

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Scoliosis has traditionally been believed to be a genetic condition that an individual is predisposed to before birth. According to this belief, if you have the misfortune of developing scoliosis, then it was written into your DNA and there is nothing you or any doctor can do about it. However, ...
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Muscles in Stabilization of the Spine In Scoliosis Rehabilitation

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In scoliosis specific exercise there are 2 different camps of thought when it comes to strengthening weakened muscles to help stabilize the spine. One camp believes that only the deep postural muscles of the trunk that directly attach to the spine are necessary to activate, the other camp feels that ...
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