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Top 10 Mobile Apps for Health

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
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 based on what they have … Continue reading Top 10 Mobile Apps for Health

Does Hormone Replacement Therapy Prevent Adult-Onset Scoliosis?

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
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 that leads to degenerative scoliosis. … Continue reading Does Hormone Replacement Therapy Prevent Adult-Onset Scoliosis?

ScolioTrack Research Validates the Use of iPhone

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
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 … Continue reading ScolioTrack Research Validates the Use of iPhone

New Calcium Recommendation: Most People Can Skip Calcium Supplements

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
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 people, the U.S. Preventive Services … Continue reading New Calcium Recommendation: Most People Can Skip Calcium Supplements

Bracing and Spinal Surgery Are Ineffective Scoliosis Treatment

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
*Update 2016: This article was written before the Gensingen Brace which is the only brace he recommends. 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 … Continue reading Bracing and Spinal Surgery Are Ineffective Scoliosis Treatment

Beyond Calcium and Vitamin D — How to Really Build Strong Bones

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
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 high-quality, organic, biodynamic, locally-grown … Continue reading Beyond Calcium and Vitamin D — How to Really Build Strong Bones

Alternative Scoliosis Treatment Seem Too Good To Be True Are Often Scams

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
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 is defined as treatment other … Continue reading Alternative Scoliosis Treatment Seem Too Good To Be True Are Often Scams

Unexplained Post-Op Pain in Adolescent Scoliosis

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
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 AIS surgical patients with … Continue reading Unexplained Post-Op Pain in Adolescent Scoliosis

Researchers Find Online Scoliosis Information Is Poor Quality

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
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 were also assessed for … Continue reading Researchers Find Online Scoliosis Information Is Poor Quality

Improving Spinal Health with Pilates for Scoliosis

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
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 from behind. Scoliosis is a … Continue reading Improving Spinal Health with Pilates for Scoliosis