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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 […]

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (contd.)

How do people inherit adolescent idiopathic scoliosis? Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis can be sporadic, which means it occurs in people without a family history of the condition, or it can cluster in families. The inheritance pattern of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is unclear because many genetic and environmental factors appear to be involved. However, […]

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is still largely a mystery.  While we know that part of it is caused by genetics, i.e. if one  parent has a history of it in his or her family then there is a chance it can be passed on to the next generation.  Scoliosis has no cure, but it can be […]