Yearly Archives: 2017
Scoliosis Progression and the Immune Response; Can Supplements Help? Scoliosis has long been treated as an orthopedic condition, with limited success. Researchers continually provide validation that scoliosis is much more than a curvature of the spine, most recently, the British Medical Journal published a study entitled, “Understanding the role of the Immune System in Adolescent Scoliosis: Immunometabolic Connections to Scoliosis..” The study’s aim was to identify the mechanisms of how inflammation caused fibrosis (scaring) and remodeling (fatty infiltration of the concavity musculature), and how the cascade of the immune response is associated with progression of the scoliosis. The authors discuss the […]
Blood Chemistry and Nutritional Virtual Consultation How it Works Video Consultation– Review your health history during a 1 hour video consultation with your new doctor Lab Testing– Receive a custom lab kit mailed to your home or a Blood Requisition form which can be brought to any local laboratory. The test results are sent directly to your doctor. Analysis– Schedule a Review of your test results with your doctor. Treatment Plan– Your doctor develops a personalized plan addressing your unique diagnosis. This may includes planning for follow up testing. $199/hr Schroth Exercise Virtual Consultation How it Works Video Consultation– […]
What is a Scoliosis Epigenetic Diet? Scoliosis is considered an orthopedic disease, however researchers have shown successful scoliosis treatment is dependent upon epigenetic factors and not the predetermined genetics. Scoliosis progression has been linked to low bone density for age, Osteopenia and Osteoporosis, and therefore should be a clinical target but rarely is. Other dietary deficiencies have been identified to be epigenetic triggers of disease, like low vitamin D, or low Vit B2. Diet and supplementation can effectively reduce your risk of scoliosis progression regardless of you age or if you are currently receiving orthopedic treatment. An Epigenetic Diet […]
Are Low Levels of Phosphorus Protective Against Scoliosis Progression? Calcium and Phosphorus are at normal levels in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS): Calcium and Phosphorus are both important for normal bone mineralization, and can be mobilized to and from the blood stream and into the bone depending upon body homeostasis. Hormones (Parathyroid hormone and Estrogen) are mostly responsible for signaling when the minerals should be stored or released.
Scoliosis and Osteoporosis Did you know Osteoporosis is a risk factor for Scoliosis Progression? Typical Scoliosis braces hold the spine out of gravity and have a negative effect on bone density. Bone Density testing is a safe and reliable way to determine if bone density is a risk factor. In the event Osteoporosis, Osteopenia, or low bone density are confirmed, scoliosis bracing can exacerbate your condition. This is one reason scoliosis braces can be ineffective. It’s important to improve your bone density over time, and to use a brace designed to increase the effects of gravity.