Tag Archives: Diagnostics

Terminology – Diagnostics and Pathology Related to Scoliosis Causation

The following are some terms I’ve encountered in studies of potential causes for non-idiopathic scoliosis.  I will continue to expand this list over time. Aetiology: A variant of etiology (see etiology, below) Contracture: Muscle Tightening; a permanent tightening or shortening … Continue reading

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The Great Scoliosis Conundrum

One of the most frustrating things about scoliosis is the uncertainty.  As a parent of children with scoliosis, it can be maddening.  The root of the problem is that there is no way of knowing if a curve will progress … Continue reading

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Scoliosis Screening – What Parent’s Need to Know

Parents should screen their children for scoliosis at least a couple times a year.  I recommend putting it on your phone and/or wall calendar (maybe in January and July?). Do it now…. Seriously, right now… mark your calendar now then come back … Continue reading

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Scoliosis Patients Should Be Mindful of X-ray Radiation Exposure

As my first blog entry beyond the Welcome, I want to start with something all scoliosis patients/parents need to know… Radiation exposure from x-rays is cumulative! Scoliosis patients get lots of full torso x-rays.  Depending on the doctor or situation, … Continue reading

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