Category Archives : Scoliosis

Don’t Just Watch and Wait for Scoliosis

The spine is not just one bone, rather it’s made up of many bones that make up the vertebrae. When people have a side-to-side curve in the spine, it’s often a sign of scoliosis. Scoliosis is determined when the curvature of the spine measuring 10 degrees or greater as seen on an x-ray. According to […]

Help for Scoliosis During National Scoliosis Awareness Month

June is Scoliosis Awareness Month, a time for patients and their friends and family to learn more about this spinal condition. One of the best things you can do during Scoliosis Awareness Month is to visit the doctor to have lingering back pain symptoms checked out. It’s possible that you have undiagnosed spinal curvature problems. […]

Scoliosis Facts and Figures

What do you know about scoliosis? Did you know that about 3 million new cases of the condition are diagnosed in the United States each year? Learn the facts and about scoliosis to help you recognize the signs and symptoms of the condition. Scoliosis can affect all ages and groups of people Scoliosis is a […]

The Effects of Scoliosis on Pregnancy

Thinking of starting a family? Every woman who becomes pregnant can expect significant bodily changes, but if you have scoliosis or other spinal curve problems, your concerns may be more than skin deep. In fact, you might fear that your pregnancy could be detrimental to your health. Rest assured that having scoliosis doesn’t make pregnancy […]

Adult Onset Scoliosis Treatment Options

Scoliosis is an abnormal side-to-side curvature of the spine. Adult onset scoliosis, also known as degenerative scoliosis, occurs in patients over age 50. The condition develops when the facet joints and intervertebral discs in your spine degenerate with age. One study cited by Spine-health estimates that 60 percent of Americans over age 60 have at […]

Treat Your Abnormal Spine Curvature Correctly

A healthy spine has a gentle curve to it and is pain-free. If you have a spinal abnormality, the curvature of your spine may appear exaggerated in certain places. Learn the difference between scoliosis, kyphosis, and lordosis, plus the treatments you should pursue if you’re diagnosed with any of these abnormal spine curvatures. Scoliosis This […]

KMGH Channel 7 Interview: Scoliosis Treatment

In this interview with Denver's KMGH Channel 7 News on 10/22/2011, Dr. Farrell outlines the latest scoliosis treatment options, focusing on those that are non-surgical and non-bracing.

Scoliosis Screenings & Locker Rooms

When most people hear the word “scoliosis” the first thing that comes to mind is going to the locker room in grade school and having the nurse check your spine while you bend over and touch your toes.  Am I right? Well…that is true unless you or a loved one has been diagnosed with scoliosis, […]

Scoliosis Surgery Benefits Questioned

A study published by Berven et al in Spine, Sep 2007, reviewed published scientific literature in an attempt to answer the question of whether patients benefit from scoliosis surgery. The results supported their statement that “there are no current, definitive studies that answer the question posed above.” “Primary objectives of surgical treatment with instrumentation are […]