SCOLIOSIS IN ADOLESCENTS: SPECIFIC CONDITIONS &TREATMENT OPTIONS

Although scoliosis consists of a few typical factors, the specific condition and treatment options vary greatly depending on the type of scoliosis present as well as the severity of the curve. In adolescents, there are a few different forms of scoliosis: Idiopathic scoliosis :This is the most common form of adolescent scoliosis, and will be noticeable […]

THE TOP 5 QUESTIONS ABOUT VBT ANSWERED

When considering fusionless surgery, or Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT) for scoliosis, parents naturally have questions about how this method differs from other surgeries and how it will ultimately benefit their child over other options. The questions below are some of the most common questions asked when considering VBT: 1. What is VBT? Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT) […]

OPTIONS FOR CHILDREN WITH SCOLIOSIS: BRACES

The Scoliosis Research Society estimates that more than 80 percent of scoliosis cases don’t have an identifiable cause. In addition, 90% of all cases of scoliosis occur in the adolescent and teenage age group ( > or = to 10 years of age) and possible explanations may include a fast growth spurt, neurological abnormalities, genetic conditions, or birth defects. Kidshealth.org tells us […]

SCOLIOSIS IN BABIES

Can babies have scoliosis? Yes, it is possible for your baby to have scoliosis. Infantile or early- onset scoliosis can be diagnosed any time between birth and five years of age. It is an abnormal side to side curve of the spine, affecting more boys than girls. What causes scoliosis in babies? There are many causes of […]