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Scoliosis in Children: To Treat or Not to Treat?

Scoliosis is a disordered growth that creates a rotation in the spine. It’s typically diagnosed in pre-teen or teenage children and is far more common in girls (90 to 95 percent) than in boys (five to 10 percent). A little more than one percent of the population, or 3.5 million people, have scoliosis. The most […]

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Is it scoliosis?

Most people with scoliosis do not have any medical or physical problems. So, how do you know if you or your child has scoliosis? Scoliosis is the technical medical term from curvature of the spine. The curvature is usually side to side, so that it is seen most when you look at the back straight […]

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Yoga for Scoliosis

Several weeks ago, we posted a letter to the editor written by Dr. Keith Mankin of Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic about scoliosis and back braces.  Scoliosis was back in the news yesterday with an article about how yoga could possibly help the disorder.  Dr. Mankin provided the following comments on the article. As a specialist in […]

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The S-Curve

Last week the News & Observer published a syndicated story about a study reviewing the effectiveness of back braces for treating scoliosis. Integrated Scoliosis Surgery Programs WakeMed features one of the most integrated scoliosis surgery programs in the state if not the country, where patients have access to a rehab program, pre and post op education […]

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