Scoliosis Surgery

Only Rare, Life-threatening Scoliosis Justifies Surgery

Scoliosis is serious. It affects you or your child both physiologically and psychologically. But it is rarely life-threatening, unlike the surgeries to correct spinal deformity. At the ScoliSMART™ clinics, we don’t offer a cure or a quick fix. But we do offer realistic hope and non-surgical treatment that works. We can stop scoliosis progression, reduce […]

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Neuromuscular Retraining is a Better Alternative with Lifelong Results

Scoliosis surgery is not medically necessary in the vast majority of cases. Scoliosis is only life threatening if a child younger than five years old has severe spinal deformation. When the lungs are not fully developed, there is a rare possibility that scoliosis could cause the heart to stop (cor pulmonale). Most experts agree that

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Scoliosis Treatment: Recent Improvements & Alternative Options

Spinal fusion surgery for scoliosis also has a long history of complication and failure. The surgery has advanced and yet two thirds of patients have complications. A scoliosis curve isn’t life-threatening and people with a curve often live without pain. American Family Physician has stated that “there is no difference in the prevalence of back

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