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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 […]

Bracing and Surgery are No Longer Shailene Woodley’s Only Options

When she was 15 years old, Shailene Woodley, was diagnosed with scoliosis. The Divergent Series and The Fault in Our Stars actress had a 38-degree curve when she was diagnosed with the most common case of scoliosis, idiopathic.  This type of scoliosis has no known cause.  As treatment for her scoliosis, Woodley was given a […]

This is How Scoliosis Affects Confidence

Has scoliosis caused a decline in confidence for a family member or a friend? Has his or her self-esteem gone down? Have they stopped pursuing their goals? Are they spending less time going out and doing activities they love because they are worried their curve will show? Coping with a scoliosis diagnosis can be a […]

Restoring the Hopes and Dreams of My Beautiful Ballerina

In mid-October, 2015, my 13-year-old daughter was complaining of pain on her upper right side. She is a pre-professional ballerina and chiropractic care is a regular part of her care, however, her pain did not subside upon treatment. Fortunately for us, her local chiropractor did a further examination in order to assess the source of […]

The Text Neck Epidemic is Spreading

The Text Neck epidemic is spreading far and wide! Children as young as seven years old are using mobile devices and developing the condition.  Almost anywhere you go, you will most likely see someone texting on their phone or maybe playing a game on their tablet.  With the rise of technology such as new smartphones, […]