Scoliosis and Osteoporosis

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.  Studies have shown that […]

Scoliosis, Osteoporosis and Vertigo in Clinical Practice

Scoliosis, Osteoporosis and Vertigo in Clinical Practice Do you have one or more of  the following; Scoliosis, Osteoporosis or Vertigo?  Clinicians and Researchers have long reported that all three of these conditions can occur simultaneously. And now, new research may answer at least in part why patients with Scoliosis also have Osteoporosis and Vertigo. In 2006 researchers published a report identifying Osteopenia (Lower than normal Bone Density) as a risk factor for Scoliosis progression.  The authors state scoliosis is primarily a problem with the formation of normal bone, not from an imbalance of muscles or misalignments of the spinal bones.  Furthermore, […]

Spinecor and Medicare

Spinecor for Adults and Medicare Coverage. Will Medicare part B cover the cost of a posture brace like Spinecor for Scoliosis? Learn What you need to know. Why Do you need an Adult Scoliosis Brace? Recently there has been a lot of media attention give to scoliosis in adults.  Many medicare insured have been turning to posture braces for back pain or poor posture.  Some have found scoliosis braces for adults can help.  In fact, adults with scoliosis are more likely to suffer a poorer quality of life. Americans are spending most of our time hunched over electronic devices or sitting […]

Scoliosis Progression linked to Adolescent Version of Osteoporosis

Link Between Scoliosis Progression And Osteoporosis It’s not surprising that osteoporosis has been found to be a risk factor for progression in adults with scoliosis, so it should also stand to reason that similar bone mineral deficiency can lead to scoliosis progression in adolescents. Increased Risk Factor In Scoliosis Progression In Adolescents Linked To Similar Condition The study entitled Osteopenia: A New Prognostic Factor of Curve Progression In Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis showed that adolescent girls with scoliosis were at greater risk for progression when they concurrently had osteopenia.  Osteopenia is the thinning of bone mass and is often considered the precursor to the more severe […]

Neuro-Orthopedic Spinal Therapy; A novel approach to managing Scoliosis. PART 1

Have you wondered how conventional scoliosis methods came to be? I often find myself pondering the origins of things, the origin of man, the origin of the universe, I’m especially perplexed by the origins of behavior. When we think about a conventional treatment in medicine, its nothing more than a behavior that is widely accepted and practiced and in not unchangeable. So how did we get to the conventional behavior of managing scoliosis with surgery alone?  In 50 years we haven’t reliably sustained reduction in the amount of scoliosis surgeries, and continue to fuse the spines of young women with […]