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  1. CLEAR Scoliosis Treatment: Better than braces. Safer than Scoliosis Surgery.

    by , 03-12-2011 at 03:30 AM (Dr Stitzel)
    Quote Originally Posted by DrStitzel View Post
    While it is not the intention of CLEAR Institute to condemn the efforts of sincere and caring medical professionals who have dedicated their lives to helping individuals with scoliosis. We would, however, like to add to the current list of options; to educate those who are personally involved with scoliosis about what the research says; and, to empower these individuals to make their own decision regarding their own spine, and their own life.

    The three medically-sanctioned methods
  2. A legacy of failure: The history of scoliosis treatment.

    by , 03-12-2011 at 03:17 AM (Dr Stitzel)
    Quote Originally Posted by DrStitzel View Post
    The history of scoliosis treatment is as old as the condition of idiopathic scoliosis itself. The first known historical records of scoliosis come from the Greeks (Hippocrates, the father of medicine, none-the-less) in 400 BC and Galen who first coined the term “scoliosis” sometime between 131-201 AD. Through the ages scoliosis treatment has seen its fair share of creativity and brutality. During mid-evil times the typical treatment consisted of using gravity and extension of the scoliosis spine
  3. Vision and Scoliosis

    by , 08-12-2009 at 05:08 AM (
    Idiopathic scoliosis is often linked with poor balance. Vision is vital in the control of your posture as some studies have shown that static postural performance is 250% better with eyes open than when closed. Then, what influence does vision have on idiopathic Scoliosis? To find out the role of vision role in scoliosis, a study was undertaken in France[23], whereby teens with visual deficiency were screened for scoliosis and the subjects were then compared with kids with normal vision. The findings ...

    Updated 11-18-2009 at 03:44 AM by Dr Kalla

    Science Talking , Spinal Corrective Care
  4. Scoliosis Treatment: SpineCor vs Rigid Bracing

    by , 07-31-2009 at 02:40 AM (
    I just wanted to highlight your attention to the great discussion 'SpineCor vs Rigid Brace' that has been going on in the forum side with regards to ‘The effect of rigid versus flexible spinal orthosis on the clinical efficacy and acceptance of the patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis‘ study.

    There seems to be some controversy when it comes to this paper. Please join in the discussion and share your views about the topic.
  5. Spinal Biomechanics and Thoracic Idiopathic Scoliosis

    by , 06-22-2009 at 02:38 AM (
    It is well known that the human spine has coupled motion when it rotates. Now, what do I mean by that?

    When the human spine rotates it also bends sideways at the same time, and that phenomenon is called coupled motion. What happens in the normal spine is that, when we bend our lumbar spine to the right it also rotates counter clockwise, causing it to stay in the right position i.e the spinous processes pointing to the concavity of the lumbar spine. Interestingly, the opposite occurs ...
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