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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!

August 7, 2019

Does Degenerative Scoliosis cause pain?

Degenerative, or “De-novo” scoliosis is the name given to a scoliosis case which develops later in life and which has a known cause. Whereas the vast majority of scoliosis cases in younger people are classified as “idiopathic” scoliosis (that is to say, a condition without a clearly defined cause) d… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
July 17, 2019

Think Scoliosis Just effects children? Think again!

While it’s true that Scoliosis is a major issue for younger people, the fact that scoliosis only affects them, or even primarily affects them isn’t quite correct. Today, for example, we know that at least one child in every school class will develop scoliosis – bud did you know that as many as 1 in… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
July 8, 2019

A scoliosis Journey – Week 3

This week, we round out our journey with Patient X – having correctly diagnosed scoliosis and chosen an appropriate treatment methodology, it’s now time to explore her progress and eventual results using the Scolibrace system.   5. Treating scoliosis with scolibrace – the results As you will re… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
June 22, 2019

A Scoliosis Journey: Week 2

Last week we began to explore the case of Patient X – a scoliosis patient who, after successful treatment with a ScoliBrace, avoided the need for corrective surgery and now lives scoliosis free.  This week, we learn about her treatment prescription. If you missed week one, we suggest reading it here… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
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