Thoracolumbar scoliosis is a curvature of the spine at the junction of the mid back (lower thoracic) and low back (upper lumbar). Thoracolumbar scoliosis can be caused by a variety of reasons but as with all types of scoliosis it is usually idiopathic, about 80 – 90% of the time. According to one recent study… Read More

Scoliosis resolved! This is a direct quote from a radiology report from a local hospital regarding one of our patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). We are thrilled with this incredible result and to read this radiology report for a very hard-working thirteen-year-old. She has achieved a result spinal surgeons consider “impossible,” as in, “It’s “impossible to… Read More

Cobb angle (some refer to it as Cobb’s angle) is an important aspect of scoliosis to understand. Cobb angle is the basis for scoliosis diagnosis, prognosis and standards of care for treatment. Understanding Cobb angle a little better may help you gain insight and help with the decision-making process for scoliosis treatment. There’s a paper… Read More

When do doctors recommend an MRI for scoliosis? Typically MRIs are diagnosed for patients diagnosed in the juvenile phase (<ten-years-old) or for adolescents experiencing atypical characteristics of idiopathic scoliosis. More specifically, an MRI for scoliosis may be recommended when a patient has numbness, weakness, pain, or an asymmetric loss of reflexes. An MRI can help… Read More

Patients and parents often confuse the measurements that doctors use to evaluate scoliosis, specifically Cobb angle and Scoliometer. These measurements are very different. Both are used by doctors to monitor scoliosis and to determine whether scoliosis is improving (yes, this is possible with the right protocols), maintaining, or getting worse. Hopefully, this post will clarify the ‘degrees of scoliosis’… Read More

We occasionally see patients that present with scoliosis and leg length discrepancy (LLD). In these cases, scoliosis can be either caused by or exacerbated by a leg length discrepancy. Leg length discrepancy can be either a true discrepancy or as a result of pelvic obliquity. How do you tell if you have a true leg… Read More

Updated: March 11, 2019. Idiopathic scoliosis can appear without warning. Knowing the signs of scoliosis may help you detect an emerging curve so you can take action. Scoliosis is most often diagnosed during adolescence but if you have concerns, for example, due to family history, you may want to begin checking your children prior to… Read More

What Scoliosis 3DC Patients Are Saying

Better Late Than Never!

“I highly recommend this office to anyone with scoliosis, and especially to parents of children who have just been diagnosed. I wish that I had started this program years ago, but better late than never!” Read More

Scoliosis treatment result has family fist bumping, cart-wheeling

N’s mom sent us an email expressing her elation over her daughter’s result after Schroth method treatment at our facility: “Wish you could see us fist bumping, cartwheeling and grinning from ear-to-ear!!!”  “Hope you’re as happy as we are!!!” I am! “ ‘N’ is very happy and this will motivate her to keep doing the exercises.”… Read More