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Structural Scoliosis vs Nonstructural Scoliosis

Generally speaking, there are two categories of scoliosis – structural scoliosis and nonstructural scoliosis, often known as functional scoliosis, which is actually more of a posture problem or muscle imbalance rather than a true scoliosis. A true structural scoliosis involves spinal rotation in addition to a side-to-side curve of the spine of 10 degrees or more. By definition, nonstructural scoliosis isn’t truly a scoliosis because it does not include rotation of the spine, and it appears to go away when the body is in various positions.

Dreaming of Gold doesn’t have to be a Scoliosis Nightmare

For years, Scoliosis has been a real concern for Olympic athletes such as: Usain Bolt – The most decorated sprinter of all time, Jamaican four-time Olympic gold medalist sprinter, Olympic record holder reigning Olympic champion in the 100 and 200 metres and the 4×100 meter relay Alexandra Marinescu – Romanian Olympic gymnast and European Junior […]

A letter about Scoliosis from one concerned parent to another:

Dear Parent, I want to share my experience with my 10 year old daughter, so it may help other parents going through the process of Scoliosis. My daughter was diagnosed with Scoliosis and we as a family where completely shocked. We didn’t know what scoliosis was and nor the severe complications that could arise in a person’s life if […]

HOP TO IT! It’s time to stop waiting…

Has your child recently been diagnosed with Scoliosis and you’re in the “Wait and See if it progresses” mode? Well you’re not alone! Every year 15% of all grade school kids screened for scoliosis result in a positive diagnosis and yet many physicians still suggest three basic methods of treatment: observation, bracing, and/or surgery – based […]