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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?

What Life is Like Wearing a Scoliosis Brace

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
Imagine feeling restricted, all day and all night, and not being able bend down. That is what wearing a scoliosis brace feels like. Scoliosis is the abnormal curving of the spine. It not only affects your spine, but it also puts a physical strain on your body. This can include your lungs, heart, nerves and … Continue reading What Life is Like Wearing a Scoliosis Brace

The Effectiveness of Scoliosis Bracing

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
*Update 2016: This article was written before the Gensingen Brace which is the only brace he recommends. 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. … Continue reading The Effectiveness of Scoliosis Bracing

Scoliosis Surgery Is It Worth the Cost?

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
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 my bone grow they … Continue reading Scoliosis Surgery Is It Worth the Cost?

Scoliosis Dangers Spinal Surgery

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
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 to the unbearable pain that … Continue reading Scoliosis Dangers Spinal Surgery

Wonders of Kefir for Scoliosis Sufferers

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
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 will save thousands of lives. … Continue reading Wonders of Kefir for Scoliosis Sufferers

Natto Wonder Food for Scoliosis

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
Natto has been something that the 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, … Continue reading Natto Wonder Food for Scoliosis

Exercises to Avoid for Scoliosis

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
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 some movements, which will worsen … Continue reading Exercises to Avoid for Scoliosis

Analysis of Conventional Model of Scoliosis Treatment

/ by Dr Kevin Lau
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, as there are many conflicts … Continue reading Analysis of Conventional Model of Scoliosis Treatment