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Can Chiropractic Help Scoliosis? by Dr. Eben Davis Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:32pm San Francisco Chiropractor Comments: Yes, Chiropractic can help scoliosis. In fact, I have helped hundreds of scoliosis patients over the years at my downtown San Francisco Chiropractic Clinics. For the most part, scoliosis is of idiopathic (unknown) origin. It is detected after it has been there for a while which makes it hard to know the ... Read on »
Scoliosis by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 07 May 2010 2:47pm Someone commented on this blog that her mother was afraid to have a hip replacement because she has scoliosis. I made sure my surgeon knew in advance about the scoliosis and adjusted so I was a bit less unbalanced after than I was before.  It had absolutely no effect on my recovery, however, or on the severity of the operation. I'm now 3.5 yea ... Read on »
Pilates Mat & Scoliosis by Movements Afoot Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 28 Jul 2008 8:14pm by Lesley Powell “I would like to know how to handle a Mat Pilates participant with mild scoliosis in a group class setting. I have a teenager who has asked to take my Mat Pilates class. I asked her to be patient with me while I researched what I can do to assist her. Should I not have her do certain exercises? I am nervous. I can’t find a ... Read on »
Scoliosis – An Inside and Outside Approach by Movements Afoot Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 1:09pm Lesley, Director of Movements Afoot: Why do people get scoliosis? Martha: There is a difference between heredity, medical and functional scoliosis. Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine. Hereditary scoliosis includes curvatures caused by abnormal bone development in the spinal column or even as a result of leg bone length differe ... Read on »
Scoliosis: Brace, Fuse, or Exercise? by Aliesa George Patient Expert Posted Wed 03 Feb 2010 10:15am There is controversy over the use of braces to correct excessive curvature of the spine (scoliosis) in teenagers because research has failed to prove that they work.  “Bracing is regarded as effective by some and as useless by others.” According to Stefano Negrini, MD the scientific director of the ISICO (Italian Scientific Spine Institute) in ... Read on »
Scoliosis and Yoga by Michele W. Patient Expert Posted Thu 15 Jan 2009 11:46pm 3 Comments I found out I had Scoliosis when I was nineteen. I was in college and starting having back pain. One of my friends noticed that one of my hips was higher than the other and upon going to the doctor learned that I had Scoliosis. I was always checked for it when I was in school but they never said I had it. It’s possible that I had a growth spurt my ... Read on »
Migun Beds, Massage and Scoliosis by Michele W. Patient Expert Posted Mon 20 Apr 2009 12:36am My yoga instructor emailed me last week to tell me about a woman with scoliosis who had used a Migun bed with incredible results. I had never heard of a Migun bed before. They are in a nutshell a thermal massage bed that uses infrared heat. You can learn more about them on their website. Apparently it is free to use the Migun beds at Migun centers. ... Read on »
Scoliosis Awareness Month is June by Dr. Eben Davis Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:33pm San Francisco Chiropractor Comments on Scoliosis: Here is an excerpt of the National Scoliosis Month press release from the National Scoliosis Foundation: The U.S. House of Representatives Proclamation by Pennsylvania Congresswoman Allyson Y. Schwartz invites the President, Governors, officials and the American People to join with her an ... Read on »
Disc Degeneration and Scoliosis by Dr. Eben Davis Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:34pm San Francisco Chiropractor and Disc Pain expert comments on the relationship between abnormal curvature of the spine and Osteoarthritis (abnormal wear and tear), degenerative joint disease, and disc herniations: The spine should be straight from the front. If the spine deviates to the left or right we call it scoliosis. Most of the time sco ... Read on »
Scoliosis-What Is It? by jasmine a. Patient Expert Posted Sun 25 Nov 2007 12:00am Scoliosis-What Is It? Article Courtesy of The Healthy Back Institute. Scoliosis is a lateral, or sideways, curvature of the spine, which in its normal state should be a straight vertical line when viewed from the front or back. Viewed from the side, a normal spine curves slightly backward to produce a mild degree of roundness in the uppe ... Read on »