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!

Scoliosis in Adults: Symptoms & Treatment Options Believe it or not, a healthy spine contains a series of natural curves. In fact, there are three natural bends in the spine that enable it to withstand greater amounts of pressure. This is ideal because of the way our body moves as it negotiates ambulation and balance. […]

What is Chin on Chest Syndrome? The cervical (or neck area) of the spine contains a natural inward curve. Neurological conditions, diseases, or trauma can alter this built-in curvature. In extreme cases, this can lead to a condition known as chin on chest syndrome. As the name suggests, this condition involves difficulty lifting the head […]

Navigating Scoliosis & Body Image Issues Living with scoliosis isn’t easy, particularly in severe cases. The condition is often absolutely devastating to the patient’s well-being and self-esteem. In such instances, scoliosis causes excruciating pain, leading to spine and/or respiratory complications that require surgery. Of course, this is in the absolute worst case scenario. It is […]

Scoliosis in Children with Muscular Dystrophy Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a genetic disorder that results in progressive muscle wasting. Nine forms of MD exist, each affecting different sets of muscles. Some children who are diagnosed with MD may develop an abnormal curve in the spine known as scoliosis. This can lead to pain, decreased function, […]

Recovering from Scoliosis Surgery Spinal fusion for scoliosis is typically classified as a major medical procedure that takes significant time from which to recover. In fact, most patients do not enter the full recovery zone until 6 to 12 months after their procedure. Of course, patients can achieve this timeline more readily if they take […]

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