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Scoliosis Facts: Get Ahead Of The Curve

June 2nd, 2022
A healthy spine has three natural curves: an inward curve at the neck (cervical curve), an outward curve at the middle of the back (thoracic curve) and an inward curve at the lower back (lumbar curve). An abnormal sideways curve of the spine is a condition called scoliosis. June is National Scoliosis Awareness Month. Let’s use this time to learn more about this common spinal disorder. Scoliosis affects approximately 2 to 3 percent of Americans, or an estimated 6 to…

Sounding Off On Scoliosis

June 19th, 2021
Scoliosis is a condition that causes the spine to curve sideways and look like an “S” or “C.” Scoliosis curves can occur anywhere on the spine, but most often develop in the spine’s thoracic, or middle, section. In most cases, scoliosis is diagnosed during adolescence, during the growth spurt just before puberty. Scoliosis affects 2 to 3 percent of the US population, or an estimated six to nine million people. And approximately three million new cases are diagnosed each year.…