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Are Scoliosis Traction Chairs Effective in Treating Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Scoliosis Traction Chairs are Experimental In use since about 2005 with the CLEAR institute, Scoliosis Traction Chairs have been used for treating children with Adolescent Idiopathic scoliosis (AIS).  The principle behind their use is to elongate the spine by constraining the child to the chair using a series of straps placed at the apices of […]

Crooked teeth and Scoliosis

I am frequently asked if there is a link between kids with crooked teeth who need braces and scoliosis.  The answer to the question is YES! Several studies have been done on this topic and there is a strong evidence to support that jaw and tooth deformities, or malocclusions as they are called, are linked […]

15 year old Female treated using CBP chiropractic methods to reduce adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

  This is a case of a 15 year old female patient with a 25 degree left lumbar adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.  In this case we chose to not do bracing as the patient had already had her cycle for 2+ years and was also near skeletal maturity, hence progression of her curve was unlikely and […]

56 year old female treated with CBP chiropractic methods and a Scolibrace

This case features a 56 year old female who sought treatment, with Correct Scoliosis a Division of Pivonka Chiropractic,  for mid back pain that rated an 8 daily (0 best 10 worst) due to a slowly progressive scoliosis that she has had since adolescence.  This patients initial cobb angles were 59 degrees for her top […]

13 year old male in a Scoli Night Brace

In some cases we see kids who have relatively small curves at a young age but after looking at all the determining factors we can tell that their scoliosis is going to progress.  One of the tools we have available to use for cases like these is a Scoli Night Brace.  The Scoli Night Brace […]

Infantile Scoliosis and bracing

Each year around 100,000 kids in the US are diagnosed with Idiopathic Scoliosis.  Most of these children will be between the ages of 10-15.  There are, however, kids younger than this that develop Idiopathic scoliosis as well.  This type of scoliosis is termed Early Onset Scoliosis (EOS) and encompasses kids ages infant to 8 years […]

New Rigid Brace options available at Correct Scoliosis

Correct Scoliosis has added two more options for the treatment of Scoliosis to our already packed line up.  First we can now help those patients who have kyphoscoliosis, with the Scolibrace Kyphobrace (furthest left picture).  This includes elderly patients with a progressive kyphotic deformity and children suffering from Scheurmann’s kyphosis, kyphoscoliosis or just postural kyphosis. […]

Scoliosis Braces: Past and Present Part 2

Scoliosis braces have come a long way.  Part two of a series will explore more about scoliosis bracing. What other types of scoliosis braces are there? There is the Charleston brace. What is a Charleston Brace? What is a Charleston brace?  According to Spine-Health:  “The Charleston Bending Brace “This type of brace is also called a “nighttime” […]

What to Do If You Have Degenerative Scoliosis

If you have been diagnosed with degenerative scoliosis, do you know what you need to do about it? What is Degenerative Scoliosis? What is degenerative scoliosis?  According to this excerpt from Spine Health: “Degenerative scoliosis, also known as adult scoliosis or adult onset scoliosis, describes a side-to-side curvature of the spine cause by degeneration of […]

Scoliosis Braces: Past and Present Part 1

Scoliosis braces have come a long way.  Part one of a series will explore how and when these braces are used. What Type of Scoliosis Braces Are There? What type of scoliosis braces are there?  According to the site Spine-Health, there are several types of scoliosis bracing for adults and children, here is information on […]