Scoliosis and Teen Self-Esteem

Scoliosis bracing has fortunately come a long way.  Which is a good thing considering that a lot of scoliosis occurs in pre-teen and teenage years. Why Soft Scoliosis Bracing Matters It used to be that a scoliosis brace was a nightmare.  It was bulky, rigid, end impossible to conceal.  Adding to the problem is what […]

Scoliosis in Children

Scoliosis is a term used for a curvature of the spine and it can effect children from ages 2-17.  The most common age for Scoliosis to develop is in adolescence between ages 10-17.  The large majority of cases effect girls about 90% of the time.  There are several types of scoliosis and causes but the […]

The Corrective Movement Principle

What makes the SpineCor brace  and the ScoliBrace different, what makes them so effective? The difference lies is in the concept of the braces. Standard Rigid TLSO braces work by forcing the spine left and right, with the 3-point pressure principle. Standard Rigid TLSO braces, however, are much like a cast in the fact that […]

Meet Doctor Andy

Scoliosis Doctors Dr. Anthony J.Pivonka,D.C., became interested in becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic at the early age of 13. Andy’s mom, Sharlene, had a past history of surgically treated scoliosis, and it looked as though he was at the beginning stages of developing Scoliosis as well. Andy began regular Chiropractic care to try to prevent […]

Scoliosis or A Short Leg?

Scoliosis has many varieties and a good scoliosis provider knows how to distinguish one from the other and the proper treatments for each.  The most common type of scoliosis is the idiopathic variety that comes on for mostly unknown reasons.  Other types of scoliosis are compensations caused by other problems.  This case is a male patient of ours […]