Sleeping is essential to our wellbeing. As human beings we spend about 1/3 of our lives sleeping. It’s the time when our bodies undergo repair and detoxification. Sleep has an overwhelming effect on our mental, physical and emotional health. With that being said, the position in which we engage in while we are healing and repairing throughout the night is equally as important as the hours of sleep we are receiving. [Read more…]
AIS, Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, believed to affect 1-4% of the general population, but more likely closer to 10%, has no ‘cure’. That’s the ‘not so great’ news. There are many many theories, some more ‘evidenced based’ than others. (evidence based is the new ‘buzz word’ in the medical scientific community for results purported to be a solid finding, one worthy of being applied to humans, and technically reproducible). If something is not ‘evidence based’ than it is considered either quackery or unworthy of application. [Read more…]
Humans are designed to stand up right and yet in the modern society too many people are slumped over for one simple, tiny reason: our smartphones. In fact, adults in the United States are spending on average 2-4 hours each day staring at this tiny screen causing their necks to be strained in unnatural angles resulting in all sorts of unwanted stress to the cervical spine. Typically a neck curve also known as the cervical lordosis [Read more…]
The majority of the scoliosis cases treated by the Scoliosis Correction Centers are patients for whom bracing has failed and/or who do not want surgery. A significant percentage of the scoliosis cases that have been reduced and stabilized have been above the 35-40 degree level.
How the neck affects the back: changes in regional cervical sagittal alignment correlate to HRQOL [Read more…]