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What is the risk threshold for worsening Scoliosis?

What is the risk threshold for worsening Scoliosis?

Health care providers measure Scoliosis curves in degrees: A mild curve is less than 20 degrees A moderate curve is between 25 degrees and 40 degrees. A severe curve is more than 50 degrees Anything less than 10 degrees is considered normal variation in a normal...

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June is Scoliosis Awareness Month

June is Scoliosis Awareness Month

Even in a pandemic, the ‘watch and wait’ approach to Scoliosis is not advised. In these challenging times, it can be easy to forget to keep a complete check on our health. Sure, we are all trying to get enough exercise, keep check on our hearts and blood pressure, and...

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Who is at risk of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis?

Who is at risk of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis?

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that appears in late childhood or adolescence. instead of growing straight, the spine develops a side-to-side curvature, usually in an elongated "S" or "C" shape; the bones of the spine are also...

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How common is Scoliosis?

How common is Scoliosis?

Research tells us that Scoliosis is present in all age groups. 0.5% of children under the age of 5 have scoliosis and 2-4% of adolescents have it. In the working population the incidence is around 9%, and >30% of people over the age of 65 will have Scoliosis. By...

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Can exercises help Scoliosis?

Can exercises help Scoliosis?

Staying fit and healthy is always a priority for Scoliosis patients. However, there is little evidence that general physiotherapy or core-based exercise programs change the course of a scoliosis curve. Scoliosis-specific exercise programs such as SEAS (Scientific...

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