- Q How does scoliosis affect children differently than adults?
Scoliosis typically occurs in children who are still growing, especially before entering puberty. Most cases of scoliosis in adults were actually present in the patient&apso;s childhood, but not diagnosed until adulthood. Usually children with... Full Answer
- Q Are there alternative treatments for degenerative scoliosis?
Dr. Steve Ventola, ChiropracticThere is always a wellness approach to any condition a person may have that can only help. In regards to alternative treatments for degenerative scoliosis first looking at improving lifestyle factors like nutritional intake, exercise therapy... Full Answer
- Q How long does scoliosis last?
Scoliosis is a life-long condition, but the curving of the spine itself primarily happens when the body is constantly growing. Mild cases of scoliosis may not be treated, so the spine will remain slightly curved throughout adulthood. In worse cases of... Full Answer
- Q How is structural scoliosis diagnosed?
Structural scoliosis is typically diagnosed first through a physical exam. The doctor will ask the child to bend over into a position that makes a spinal curve more visible. X-rays will confirm the diagnosis and show the curve of the spine more... Full Answer
- Q Are there alternative treatments for scoliosis?
Currently, there are no proven alternative treatments for scoliosis. Research has shown that alternative treatments, such as biofeedback, cannot cure or prevent scoliosis. Exercise has not been proven to affect change on scoliosis, but sufferers should... Full Answer