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11 Subtle Signs Of Scoliosis To Watch Out For

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
You’d think back pain would be the most obvious sign of scoliosis, but there are plenty more subtle, seemingly unrelated symptoms to watch out for, too. Most of them don’t seem like a big deal, on paper. But since a curvature of your spine can impact the rest of your health by throwing your whole … Continue reading 11 Subtle Signs Of Scoliosis To Watch Out For

Effective therapeutic control of curve progression using calcium and vitamin D supplementation for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis – a randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled trial

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
Bone Abstracts (2017) 6 OC8 | DOI: 10.1530/boneabs.6.OC8 Objectives: Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) is associated with low bone mass. This study aimed at evaluating the therapeutic effect and its determinants of Ca+Vit-D supplementation in improving bone strength and preventing curve progression in AIS. Methods: This was a randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled trial recruiting AIS girls (11–14 … Continue reading Effective therapeutic control of curve progression using calcium and vitamin D supplementation for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis – a randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled trial

Parents’ Roles in Helping Their Children with Scoliosis

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
Parents can find it overwhelming if their child is diagnosed with scoliosis. Both Mom and Dad may experience stress. And, they may have a hard time coping with emotional and financial problems. If you have a child with scoliosis, it is important to handle the situation with care. What Is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is a curvature … Continue reading Parents’ Roles in Helping Their Children with Scoliosis

5 Surprising Facts About Adult Scoliosis

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
You may have more options and control than you think You may have more power over adult scoliosis than you think. Doctors can offer you various treatment options, and there are things you can do to help yourself. Here are five things you might be surprised to hear about adult scoliosis. Surprise #1: If you … Continue reading 5 Surprising Facts About Adult Scoliosis

Choosing the Right Exercises for Scoliosis

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
Carefully tailored exercise program can improve strength, function, and endurance. I work with many clients and some of them are suffering from scoliosis which is an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine. If you look at the back of a person having scoliosis, you’ll notice that their spine curves to one side. The angle of … Continue reading Choosing the Right Exercises for Scoliosis

Scientists Identify First Gene Linked to Scoliosis

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
Physicians have recognized scoliosis, the abnormal curvature of the spine, since the time of Hippocrates, but its causes have remained a mystery — until now. For the first time, researchers have discovered a gene that underlies the condition, which affects about 3 percent of all children. The new finding lays the groundwork for determining how … Continue reading Scientists Identify First Gene Linked to Scoliosis

Learn More About Thoracic Hyperkyphosis

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
Thoracic hyperkyphosis or hunchback is a condition that makes the upper or the thoracic spine of a person to curve forward. It causes the patient to slouch unusually and it may affect people of all ages. The reasons for thoracic hyperkyphosis however may vary from person to person. We all have some curvature in our … Continue reading Learn More About Thoracic Hyperkyphosis

Diagnosis of Scoliosis in Children

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
Scoliosis, which is a common spinal deformity, generally affects the normal spinal development in a child. Every year, nearly 3 million new cases of Scoliosis are diagnosed. This biomechanical deformity is usually observed in children when they are 10 to 15 years old. Most have unknown causes, involving hereditary factors. Other triggers include birth defects, … Continue reading Diagnosis of Scoliosis in Children

Scoliosis and What to Look for In Your Child

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
Scoliosis, a condition you don’t often hear about is the reason behind your child’s doctor is checking their back. Scoliosis and What You Need to Know • Scoliosis is a spinal deformity, a sideways curvature that can occur in both males and females. The curve may be an S curve or a C curve. • … Continue reading Scoliosis and What to Look for In Your Child

Does Ballet Increase Your Risk of Scoliosis?

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
As a dancer, you probably know someone with scoliosis or, if you’re like me, you might even have it yourself. What you may not know is that certain lifestyle factors can increase your likelihood of developing the condition, and according to a recent study published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, classical ballet … Continue reading Does Ballet Increase Your Risk of Scoliosis?