Travel for Medical Care

Why Travel For The Best Scoliosis and Spine Care? Scoliosis can disrupt lives and prevent those with the condition from performing certain day-to-day activities. Are you a scoliosis patient? Or do you have a friend, parent, or relative with scoliosis? Whether you are...

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After Spinal Fusion Surgery

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER SPINAL FUSION SURGERY For those suffering from chronic pain and discomfort due to scoliosis or other spine conditions, spinal fusion surgery can be a life-changing procedure. Success rates for spinal fusion surgery are high (70-90%), and most...

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The Tether

THE TETHER VERTEBRAL BODY TETHERING SYSTEM   If you are reading this blog, your doctor has probably talked to you about the Tether™ Vertebral Body Tethering System as a potential treatment option for pediatric scoliosis patients. When should the Vertebral Body...

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Cervical Lordosis Treatment

CERVICAL LORDOSIS TREATMENT   What is Cervical Lordosis? Cervical lordosis refers to the natural curve of the spine in the neck, known as the cervical spine. From top to bottom, a healthy spine forms an “S” shape, with a healthy cervical spine forming a gentle...

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Mild Scoliosis

Mild Scoliosis  In general, scoliosis cases fall into one of three categories: mild, moderate, and severe. Mild scoliosis is by far the most common form of the condition, affecting as much as 50% of the population. This form of the condition often occurs in young,...

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Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment

Degenerative Disc Disease Degenerative disc disease is a condition in which the soft discs between vertebrae (which act like cushions) begin to dry out and shrink, leading to increased wear and tear on the vertebrae and the discs themselves. It can lead to arthritis,...

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Spondylolysis Treatment

Spondylolysis Definition Spondylolysis, also known as a Pars Defect, occurs when a small, thin portion of bone that connects two vertebrae (known as the Pars Interarticularis) cracks or fractures. This can weaken the bones of the spine and lead to instability, which...

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Scoliosis Pain Management

Scoliosis Pain Management  A majority of the population experiences back pain in one form or another.  It is a very common problem and those with Scoliosis are often the recipients of back pain.  Some people with scoliosis don’t have pain or it is not a major issue....

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Southwest Scoliosis Institute Revision Surgery

Southwest Scoliosis Institute Revision Surgery Shawn Coker had multiple spine fusion surgeries, and while he says they accomplished what they were supposed to do at the time, his condition continued to deteriorate – causing him pain and forcing him to lean forward...

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Bulging or Herniated Disc?

Bulging or Herniated Disc? Your spine is made up of 24 vertebrae with soft discs between them that act as cushions, or shock absorbers. The discs themselves are made up of two parts: a tough outer layer that holds the disc together, and a gel-like interior that helps...

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