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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!

February 4, 2020
Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
January 8, 2020

Wait and see, wait for treatment, wait for surgery…

The UK Scoliosis clinic blog isn’t a political platform, but it’s clear for anyone in the UK to see that in many areas, NHS waiting times are a real problem. What’s perhaps even more of a problem are waiting times to see specialists (and therefore the time to access proactive treatment)  – or indeed… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
November 29, 2019
Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
November 16, 2019

Is scoliosis a risk factor for mental health?

Like all reputable clinics, the UK scoliosis clinic focuses the majority of its time and effort on providing the best possible treatment for scoliosis cases. For the most part, this means keeping up with the latest research, bracing and exercise based techniques which can assist in controlling and r… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
October 24, 2019
Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
October 15, 2019

Can diet cause, or cure, Scoliosis?

Today there are a wide variety of non-surgical treatment options for scoliosis, and indeed there are a growing range of options within the surgical remit. As society as a whole becomes more aware of scoliosis, many professionals are entering the field and offering their own views about how their spe… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
September 21, 2019

Spinal surgery for scoliosis and degenerative disc disease

Scoliosis, if left untreated, tends to progress in most cases – and where this progression is significant enough it can result in significant disability and reduction in quality of life. For this reason, scoliosis is a condition which the medical profession has been keen to treat and treat as early… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
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