Dynamic braces for kids with scoliosis now in development
(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) A team led by Sunil Agrawal, professor of mechanical engineering and of rehabilitation and regenerative medicine at Columbia Engineering, has won a $1 million grant from the NSF's National Robotics Initiative to develop a dynamic spine brace that is more flexible than the rigid braces now in use for treatment of scoliosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 17, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New Implant Offers Electrostimulation Treatment For Idiopathic Scoliosis
A consortium of European scientists has developed a prototype implant that could provide treatment for young adults suffering from idiopathic scoliosis. By delivering pulses to correct a nerve imbalance in the spinal cord, researchers believe that they could prevent life-threatening deformities with the minimally invasive new method. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - September 2, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

ApiFix expands its European footprint
ApiFix said Wednesday it is opening new treatment centers in Italy, France and the Netherlands, which will use the company’s ApiFix minimally invasive system for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. The system, which has CE Mark clearance for the European Union, has been used to treat over 50 patients since approval, according to the Israel-based company. “Scoliosis surgery is the most invasive procedure in spine. Now, there is a minimally invasive alternative for many of these children and adolescents. Scoliosis curve correction at one-to-three years follow-up is substantial for these adolescents. Equall...
Source: Mass Device - August 28, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Implants Spinal Surgical Apifix Source Type: news

New incision closure eliminates infection after scoliosis surgery
Stephen FellerNEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A new method of closing incisions after spinal fusion surgery for scoliosis nearly eliminated infections following the procedure in a test group. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New method of closing the incision during scoliosis surgery nearly eliminates infections
Patients with scoliosis who undergo surgery may be less likely to develop an infection or other complications after the procedure when a novel wound closure technique is utilized, according to new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 20, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Combined Approach Shows Good Outcomes in Degenerative Lumbar Scoliosis
Source: Lippincott’s Bone and Joint Newsletter - August 20, 2015 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Article Source Type: news

Teenager overcomes crippling scoliosis spinal condition to become a model
Tamara Shape, 18, from Chelmsford, Essex, was diagnosed with scoliosis, a painful disease which results in abnormal twisting of the spine. She spent years in agony and took painkillers daily. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Startling Truth About Why You Should Sit Up Straight
Text neck got you down? We don't blame you -- having good posture is really important. As this new TED-Ed video says, your posture is the "foundation for every movement your body makes." Your posture also has a lot to do with how well your body adapts to the stresses placed on it, like gravity, carrying weight and sitting in weird positions. So it makes sense that poor posture is pretty bad news. According to the video, poor posture inflicts extra wear and tear on joints and ligaments, increases the likelihood of accidents, makes organs like your lungs less efficient --hunching over can affect...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 3, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

UPDATE: NuVasive beats The Street, closes DoJ probe
UPDATED July 30, 2015, with details on Justice Dept. probe. NuVasive Inc. (NSDQ:NUVA) posted 2nd-quarter earnings that topped expectations on Wall Street and closed out its $14 million settlement with the U.S. Justice Dept. San Diego-based NuVasive reported profits of $10.3 million, or 20¢ per share, on sales of $202.9 million for the 3 months ended June 30, marking a swing to profits from losses of -$4.1 million and 6.4% sales growth, compared with Q2 2014. Adjusted to exclude 1-time items, earnings per share were 31¢, a full 6¢ ahead of expectations on The Street. “We are pleased to re...
Source: Mass Device - July 30, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Regulatory/Compliance Nuvasive Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +3 | The top 3 medtech stories for July 28, 2015
Say hello to MassDevice +3, a bite-sized view of the top three medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 3 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry.   3. NYT op-eds: 21st Century Cures strengthens FDA The New York Times published 2 letters-to-the-editor supporting the 21st Century Cures act after releasing 2 op-eds slamming the act over the past week. The letters came from Marc Boutin, chief exec of the National Health Council and Stephen Ubl, ...
Source: Mass Device - July 28, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 3 Source Type: news

Teen girl stands tall for first time in 10 years after scoliosis diagnosis
At the age of six Amy Broughton, from East Cleveland, now 15, was diagnosed with severe scoliosis and her parents were warned without surgery her organs could be crushed and she could be left paralysed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medtronic can’t shake spine surgeon’s patent suit
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) can’t shake an infringement lawsuit brought by a Nevada spine surgeon over patents covering the scoliosis treatment he created, but won’t be subject to pre-case damages on all of the patents, a federal judge ruled last week. Dr. Mark Barry sued in February 2014, alleging that Medtronic’s CD Horizon Legacy spinal system infringes the patents, all entitled “System and Method for Aligning Vertebrae in the Ameliorating of Aberrant Spinal Column Deviation Conditions,” according to court documents. They cover a method for aligning vertebrae with a tool t...
Source: Mass Device - July 28, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Patent Infringement medtronic Source Type: news

Preston couple reveal how they went from unfit to super-toned in 16 WEEKS
Paul Maddern, from Preston, felt 'down' after gaining three stone, while his bride-to-be, Abi, saw her weight creep up before having surgery to correct scoliosis so the pair hired a trainer to help them slim. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

My Fear of Shark Attacks
Jaws scarred me for life. What's scarier than a water-based horror movie with sharks? We can't see what is lurking beneath, and we certainly can't move as quickly as those predators. We don't have a chance! As a result, I've never liked going into the ocean, and that sentiment has intensified this summer. In North Carolina, there were eight shark attacks in one month. Now the beaches in New Jersey and Massachusetts are seeing sharks too! So, "just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water," it's not. Or, is it? Let's try to forget about Jaws for a minute (impossible, right)! Seriously, what are the re...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

My scoliosis story: Unbraced…after 2 years
Frustration. Exasperation. Annoyance. Those were some of the emotions that consumed me the first day I wore my brace. Frustrated that a crooked spine was interfering in my happy teenage life, frustrated that I felt restricted from my normal activities, and worst of all, frustrated that the end was nowhere in sight. There was no set duration, no calendar countdown; it seemed like an eternal waiting game. The initial days, weeks and months with my brace brought physical pain, sleepless nights and feelings of desolation and despair. It was painful to eat, as my stomach would press against the rigid plastic when it expanded. I...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 16, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Our patients’ stories Teen health Boston Children's Hospital Spinal Program. DR. Timothy Hresko Embrace the Brace NOPCO scoliosis Source Type: news

Brave girl documents intense treatment for scoliosis that began aged 9 and required her to wear brace 23 hours a day before having her spine fused with titanium rods
Hannah was just 9-years-old when she began wearing a brace 23 hours a day in hopes that it would straighten her spine, something she hid from other children at her school but documented. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Case Highlighting the Impact of Uncorrected ScoliosisA Case Highlighting the Impact of Uncorrected Scoliosis
Read why scoliosis should not go untreated. Archives of Disease in Childhood (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Brooke’s story: Looking back on my scoliosis surgery
I was diagnosed with scoliosis in April 2009 when I was 7 years old. An x-ray confirmed my family’s worst fears: I was growing a crooked spine. I had a 30-degree curve in my thoracic (upper) spine and a 15-degree curve in my lumbar (lower) spine. My scoliosis brace My family and I tried many alternative treatments, such as a chiropractor and an osteopathic doctor, in the hopes that I could avoid wearing a back brace, but my curves were large and really needed bracing. When I was wearing my brace as I was supposed to, my upper curve would go down to somewhere between 20 and 30 degrees. But I wasn’t able to adjus...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 16, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Orthopedics Our patients’ stories scoliosis Source Type: news

My scoliosis story: One year later—celebrating surgery
I’m Abby DiCocco. I am 12, and I have scoliosis. One year ago, on June, 5, 2014, I had magnetic rods, called MAGEC rods, surgically implanted in my back to help fix the curve. I was the first person at Boston Children’s Hospital to get the magnetic rods. It was pretty amazing to be the first, but I was a little scared, too. Before my surgery, the curvature in my spine was 65 degrees. After my surgery, it was only 10 degrees, a major difference. My life is mostly all fun and games now, thanks to the surgery. Without the magnetic rods, I would be in the hospital constantly and out of school more than once every t...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 4, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Abby DiCocco Tags: Diseases & conditions Our patients’ stories scoliosis Source Type: news

What is the Epidemiology of SMA Syndrome?
Discussion Superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS) is caused by the compression of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) against the 3rd part of the duodenum creating a proximal intestinal obstruction. It is relatively rare and can be hard to distinguish from other causes of intestinal obstruction. Normally the SMA arises from the anterior aorta around the L1 vertebra. It extends anteriorly and caudally into the mesentery of the small bowel. The angle between the SMA and aorta is called the aortomesenteric angle and is usually 38-65°. The distance between the SMA and aorta is usually 10-20 mm. Within the aortomesent...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 1, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Seattle Pain Relief Now Offering Over a Dozen Effective Treatments for...
The top pain management clinic in the Northwest, Seattle Pain Relief, is now offering a dozen effective treatments for adult degenerative scoliosis. New treatment options include radiofrequency...(PRWeb April 30, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/seattlepainmanagement/adult-scoliosis/prweb12680513.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 1, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Webinar Recording & Summary: Orthopedic Complications in Duchenne
If you missed our webinar on Orthopedic Complications in Duchenne (covering contractures, scoliosis, & fractures), you can now access a recording of the webinar online. Summary notes and responses to additional questions we received during the webinar are also available. (Source: Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy)
Source: Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy - April 30, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Webinar Recording & Summary: Orthopedic Complications in Duchenne
If you missed our webinar on Orthopedic Complications in Duchenne (covering contractures, scoliosis, & fractures), you can now access a recording of the webinar online. Summary notes and responses to additional questions we received during the webinar are also available. (Source: Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy)
Source: Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy - April 30, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Associations between vertebral fractures, increased thoracic kyphosis, a flexed posture and falls in older adults: a prospective cohort study - van der Jagt-Willems HC, de Groot MH, van Campen JP, Lamoth CJ, Lems WF.
BACKGROUND: Vertebral fractures, an increased thoracic kyphosis and a flexed posture are associated with falls. However, this was not confirmed in prospective studies. We performed a prospective cohort study to investigate the association between vertebral... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Julie's GP said scoliosis was the cause, but an MRI scan revealed a tumour
Julie McKenzie, 53, from Bushy, Herts, was assured by her GP that her nagging back pain was down to a mild curvature of the spine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Did Richard III manage to keep his scoliosis a secret up until his death in 1485?
(University of Leicester) University of Leicester academic looks at historical sources about Richard's physique and posthumous reputation in new paper. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 13, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Idaho mom goes the distance to help teen with scoliosis
“You want a hospital with the best technology and the best nurses and doctors in the country. You expect that, and you expect it to be clean. Boston Children’s has all of that,” says Lisa Findlay, a mom from Hayden, Idaho. “What made the difference was how much everyone loves these kids. Everyone who walked into Aaron’s room, from the surgeons to nurses’ aides to janitors and child life specialists, was on a mission to help Aaron.” From the time he was born, Aaron encountered one medical challenge after another. He was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a serious con...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 2, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Orthopedics Our patients’ stories Source Type: news

Crosslinks Unhelpful in Spinal Fusion for Scoliosis
(MedPage Today) -- Crosslinks didn't improve outcomes, but added bulk and cost. (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)
Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage - March 27, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Higher volume of scoliosis surgeries linked to reduced reoperation rates
Adolescent patients who need scoliosis surgery may benefit most from going to a hospital that performs a high volume of the procedures, according to new research. Specifically, 14.1 percent of patients who saw a surgeon that performed a low volume of the procedures (less than 6 per year) needed a new operation, compared to 5.1 percent of patients who saw a surgeon that performed more than 43 surgeries per year, authors say. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 24, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Science Fairs: in Praise of Successful Failures
If we wanted to design a system to thwart students from becoming good critical thinkers and science enthusiasts, in some ways we could hardly do a better than what we are doing today in our K-12 classrooms. What's the problem? Every test question has a right answer. Every lab has known results. We emphasize facts, rather than the process and joy of science. We praise success but don't sufficiently reward effort. And--although the National Research Council has long advocated "inquiry-based science," we often expect kids, who in their spare time are used to actively controlling their virtual worlds with role-play...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Seattle Pain Relief Now Offering Over Ten Effective Treatments for...
Seattle Pain Relief, the top Northwest pain clinic, is now offering over ten effective adult degenerative scoliosis treatments. New treatments include radiofrequency ablation and caudal epidural...(PRWeb March 24, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/adult-scoliosis/seattle-pain-management/prweb12604628.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 24, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Higher volume of scoliosis surgeries linked to reduced reoperation rates
(NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine) Adolescent patients who need scoliosis surgery may benefit most from going to a hospital that performs a high volume of the procedures, according to new research from NYU Langone spine surgeons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 24, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The art of healing: Spinal fusion patient Dylan Morang fights through pain for his art
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. – Pablo Picasso Ever since he was a young boy growing up in Rockland, Maine, Dylan Morang has been artistically inclined. His mother remembers him often sitting at his little desk, happily consumed by his coloring. When he wasn’t drawing, he was gathering inspiration along the beautiful rocky shores and through the deep woods of Maine. Dylan is now 24, and his love of art has only grown. He studied art in college, taught himself Photoshop, and is currently exhibiting his artwork at Boston Children’s Hospital, where he underwent two surge...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 20, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: Orthopedics Our patients’ stories child life Osteogenesis Imperfecta scoliosis Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: For adults with scoliosis, treatment based on severity of symptoms
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How effective is surgery to treat scoliosis in adults? What does the surgery involve? ANSWER: Fortunately for most adults who have scoliosis, the condition can be successfully managed without surgery. For some who suffer from an overly tilted or arthritic spine, though, surgery can be very effective at relieving symptoms. The surgery [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 10, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Big Surprise Found Inside Mysterious Coffin-Within-A-Coffin Buried Near King Richard III
Archaeologists recently cracked open a mysterious "coffin-within-a-coffin" found just yards from the grave of King Richard III in Leicester, England -- and they were surprised at what they discovered inside. The lead coffin -- encased within a larger limestone coffin found at the Grey Friars church dig site -- was initially thought to hold the remains of a knight or friar. Instead, the coffin contained a skeleton that belonged to a 60-something woman. Who was this mystery woman? The coffin's location in a prominent part of the Grey Friars church, along with the fact that a chemical analysis of her bones reveal...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Teenage gymnast develops scoliosis after growing 6ins in two months
Lauren Hill, 16, from Feltham in Middlesex, was diagnosed with scoliosis - an abnormal curvature of the spine - after going through a growth spurt last year. It left her spine bent at a 45° angle. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scoliosis sufferer gets life-changing ROBOTIC spine: 'I’m finally hopeful for the future'
AN Irish woman has become the first adult in the world to receive a revolutionary remote-controlled spine, which uses magnets to combat the effects of scoliosis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman becomes first in the world with MAGNETIC spine
Deirdre McDonnell, 34, from Drogheda, County Louth, underwent a pioneering MAGEC rod operation where surgeons inserted a magnetic rod into her spine to correct the curvature caused by scoliosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unanticipated Revision Surgery in Adult Spinal DeformityUnanticipated Revision Surgery in Adult Spinal Deformity
How prevalent is revision surgery after spinal fusion in adult scoliosis, and what are the most common reasons for it? Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Proximal Junctional Kyphosis, Failure After Spinal SurgeryProximal Junctional Kyphosis, Failure After Spinal Surgery
Find out about the incidence and risk factors associated with this complication after corrective surgery for spinal deformities. Spine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 23, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

The gift of fewer (surgeries)
In mid-December, a few patients gathered in Boston Children’s Hospital’s Orthopedic Center to celebrate the gift of less. Eleven-year-old Abby and 7-year-olds David and Jessica were among the first patients in the United States to have MAGEC (MAGnetic Expansion Control) surgery, a new way to treat some types of scoliosis. Most patients with early-onset scoliosis like Abby, David and Jessica have surgery to place rods in their spine. But it’s not a one-shot deal. An orthopedic surgeon must replace rods as the child outgrows them, meaning another operation every year or so. MAGEC rods are different. First, ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 19, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Source Type: news

Adult Scoliosis: Mayo Clinic Radio
Scoliosis is not a condition that develops in just teenagers. The S-shaped or C-shaped curve in the spine can happen to anybody at any age. In this episode, orthopedic surgeon Paul Huddleston, M.D., will join us to talk about detecting and treating scoliosis, including surgical options. We'll also discuss osteoporosis, spinal stenosis, degenerative changes of the spine [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 15, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo clinic radio
Scoliosis is not a condition that develops in just teenagers. The S-shaped or C-shaped curve in the spine can happen to anybody at any age. Saturday, December 13, at 9 a.m. CT, orthopedic surgeon Paul Huddleston, M.D., will join us to talk about detecting and treating scoliosis, including surgical options. We'll also discuss osteoporosis, spinal stenosis, degenerative [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 12, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

First Implant of Patient-Specific Rod for Spinal Deformities in U.S.
In early November, NYU Langone Medical Center became the first hospital in the U.S. to implant a patient with a new customized osteosynthesis rod precisely designed and manufactured preoperatively to properly realign the individual’s spine, which had been severely deformed from scoliosis since childhood. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - December 10, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Spinal Cord Injury Source Type: news

It’s MAGEC: new type of scoliosis surgery sparks a smile
When the phone rang at 9 p.m. on March 6, 2014, one of the last voices Susan Bazarnick expected to hear was John Emans, MD. Emans, director of Boston Children’s Hospital’s Spinal Surgery Division, had called to share a bit of good news. The Food and Drug Administration had approved MAGEC (MAGnetic Expansion Control system) rods for certain patients with scoliosis. Her son David, who has severe scoliosis from Marfan syndrome, was an ideal candidate. “We were elated,” says the Mont Vernon, N.H., mom. The rods are a game changer for seven-year-old David and some other children with certain types of sev...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 9, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: All posts Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Radio: Adult Scoliosis
Scoliosis is not a condition that develops in just teenagers. The S-shaped or C-shaped curve in the spine can happen to anybody at any age. Saturday, December 13, at 9 a.m. CT, orthopedic surgeon Paul Huddleston, M.D., will join us to talk about detecting and treating scoliosis, including surgical options. We'll also discuss osteoporosis, spinal stenosis, degenerative [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 8, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Obesity Affects Surgical Outcomes in Degenerative ScoliosisObesity Affects Surgical Outcomes in Degenerative Scoliosis
A new study examines the surgical outcomes and complication rates in obese vs normal weight patients with degenerative scoliosis. How do they compare? Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Jennifer Adair, scoliosis sufferer forced to give up sport due twisted spine
Jennifer Adair, 34, from Manchester, was forced to give up sport after being diagnosed with scoliosis at age 14. Now, she has run 250 miles in the Amazon thanks to successful surgery on her spine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Air Travel Tips to Keep Your Lumbar Spine Limber
As the holiday season rapidly approaches, many will be taking to the skies to reach their destinations over Thanksgiving and Christmas. But let's face it -- between the long lines, airport delays, cramped planes, and increased cost for a few extra inches of personal real estate, flying has become less pleasant over the years. I don't have a work-around for these issues; however, I do have some tips to help lessen back and neck pain while taking that flight to your holiday destination. 1. Make Sure You're Supported. Cell phone charger -- check. New cashmere sweater -- check. Back Support -- Wait... what?! The natural c...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trunk Muscle Control Tied to Vertebral Fractures in ElderlyTrunk Muscle Control Tied to Vertebral Fractures in Elderly
In elderly patients with osteoporosis, arm movements modify trunk muscle activity differently than in younger subjects. Vertebral fractures and kyphosis further influence this response and might be a factor in subsequent fractures. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 20, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news