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Welcome to the UK Scoliosis Clinic blog. We regularly post new articles covering the latest developments in Scoliosis research and treatment. Be sure to check back regularly for new content!

June 12, 2019

A Scoliosis Journey: Week 1

Welcome to this special series of articles from the UK scoliosis clinic. This month is scoliosis awareness month, and throughout June we will be covering a representational example of a scoliosis case, all the way from discovery to diagnosis, treatment to conclusion.  While this series necessarily p… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
June 3, 2019
Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
May 17, 2019

At what age am I at the greatest risk of scoliosis?

Scoliosis, like many conditions, is most common in certain age groups – and as a consequence, we recommend that these individuals be the most careful when checking for symptoms. The simplest answer to the question is that young adults are generally considered to be at the highest overall risk – but… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
May 3, 2019

I have Scoliosis – will my children have Scoliosis?

One of the questions which scoliosis sufferers often ask is as to whether they would be likely to pass scoliosis on to any children they may have. This is a good question since research does suggest that scoliosis (like most conditions) can run in families. Having said this, much more research is re… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
April 15, 2019

Does Scoliosis cause Neck pain?

For some time, it has been thought that common problems such as back and neck aches and pains were not a symptom of scoliosis. Even many scoliosis specialists did not necessarily consider pain to be an important indicator of a problem – however, over the last few years, various studies have demonstr… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
March 30, 2019

Is exercise recommended for people with scoliosis?

The role of sport and exercise as it relates to scoliosis and its treatment is a complex one. It has been known for some time that participants in some activities, such as gymnastics, seem to have a higher risk of developing scoliosis – at the same time, it has also long been suggested that exercise… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
March 14, 2019

Does playing football increase the risk of Kyphosis?

Like Scoliosis, Kyphosis is a common condition which affects the spine. While in scoliosis, the spine is deformed so that It “curves” to the side, in Kyphosis it “bends” further forwards than is ideal. In a normal individual, when the spine and posture are viewed from the side, the ear, shoulder, hi… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
March 1, 2019

What causes scoliosis? (and what doesn’t)

Perhaps one of the most common questions we are asked about scoliosis is simply “what causes scoliosis” – a quick google search yields far less information than you might think since in many cases the answer is still “we aren’t sure”. At the UK Scoliosis clinic, we like to provide all the informatio… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
February 5, 2019

Why scoliosis should be examined by a trained professional

At the UK Scoliosis clinic, we are always campaigning for the widespread adoption of scoliosis screening in schools, clubs and anywhere else where young people gather! It’s not just younger people who need to be concerned about scoliosis either – as we recently wrote on this blog, adult onset or “de… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
January 28, 2019

School screening isn’t just effective – it’s cheap!

As regular readers of this blog will know, the UK Scoliosis clinic is a strong advocate for the introduction of school screening programs for scoliosis here in the UK. Currently, there is no national plan nor program for scoliosis screening, even though almost all scoliosis clinicians agree that imp… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine