The JLMD Scoliosis & Spinal Deformity Blog

When it comes to the complex topic of spinal deformities, our condition and treatment pages can only begin to scratch the surface. For example… Do you have a rare spinal deformity—like Adult Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome (ATSCS)—that doesn’t receive much press? Or, perhaps your child has idiopathic scoliosis—admittedly, a much more common condition than ATSCS— but you need to ask a less “common” question, like: “Can genetic testing predict how severe my child’s condition will become?”

You can find all of these topics—and much more—in our ever-expanding library of spinal deformity content. Access our blog to discover the latest advancements in minimally invasive spine surgery. Or, learn how non-surgical treatment options, like physical therapy, can enhance the quality of your life. Get to know more about Dr. Lowenstein’s philosophy of patient care. And, receive expert advice directly from an industry-leading specialist in spinal deformity care. But, most importantly of all: Find out how you (or your child) can enjoy an active, healthy life, completely free of pain! Check our blog regularly to discover innovative (and scientific) tips to manage your pain!

Spotting the Signs of Isthmic Spondylolisthesis (IS) Isthmic Spondylolisthesis (IS) occurs when a vertebral body slips forward, grating on the one below it. Usually, this happens when a piece of bone that connects the two joints on the anterior side fractures. The fracture in this bone, called the pars interarticularis, happens because of stress applied […]

Is Scoliosis Bracing Right for Your Child? Scoliosis is a condition that leads to the sideways curvature of the spine. Usually, this occurs during the growth spurt right before puberty. Sometimes, pre-existing ailments such as muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy lead to scoliosis. That being said, the cause of scoliosis in most cases is unknown. […]

Goals of Physical Therapy for Scoliosis Scoliosis is a condition that affects the normal curvature of the spine. Usually, this most visibly means changes in a person’s overall posture and trunk alignment. This condition results in the spine turning from side-to-side in most cases. Notably, scoliosis may occur at any time, whether it be during […]

Flatback Syndrome: When a “Straight” Spine is Abnormal There are several natural curvatures along the human spine. Sometimes—for one reason or another—this curvature can undergo an abnormal change. One such common condition comes in the form of what experts call “flatback syndrome.” With flatback syndrome, the natural curvature of the lumbar spine becomes imbalanced. When […]

Dr. Jason Lowenstein Receives “NJ Favorite Kids’ Doc” Award for Pediatric Spine Surgery Dr. Jason Lowenstein, MD—industry-leading scoliosis and spinal deformity surgeon—recently earned state-wide recognition as a patient-favorite provider of pediatric spine surgery. An eight-time recipient of the Patients’ Choice Award and a three-time honoree of the Castle Connolly Top Doctor distinction, Dr. Jason […]

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