Why Are Women More Likely to Suffer From Chronic Pain?

As women age, they experience more compression fractures, vertebral changes such scoliosis, loss of bone mass and osteoarthritis than do men. Any one of these conditions puts women at a higher risk of breaking a bone during a fall, which can add to their pain.

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Best Ways to Recognize Scoliosis in Your Child

Do you think your child could have a curve in his or her spine? Scoliosis, the medical term for an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine, is most common in children between the ages of 10 and 16. But it can also occur in younger children or adults. “When scoliosis curves, it rotates the ribs, so if … Read More

5 Surprising Facts About Adult Scoliosis

You may have more power over adult scoliosis than you think. Doctors can offer you various treatment options, and there are things you can do to help yourself. Here are five things you might be surprised to hear about adult scoliosis. Surprise #1: If you are diagnosed with scoliosis, you probably won’t need surgery When … Read More

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Your Child and Pediatric Scoliosis: 5 Facts

Many parents remember the days when students lined up in front of the school nurse for a scoliosis check, plus the cumbersome back braces once used to treat this abnormal curvature of the spine. Screenings for scoliosis are still standard practice in pediatricians’ offices and some schools, but today’s treatments are more effective and less … Read More

Back Braces Shown to Slow Spinal Curvature in Kids

A new study has found that for many children with the spinal deformity scoliosis, wearing a back brace may significantly improve their condition — even helping to avoid the need for surgery. Scoliosis is curvature of the spine that can occur in children from 10 years old through maturity. It is one of the most … Read More