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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!

May 1, 2020

Telehealth consultations – Now available!

The COVID-19 Crisis sweeping the world is making everyday life hard for all of us. While there are many issues which can be put “on the back burner” a scoliosis consultation should not be one of these. For patients at a high risk of progression – for example, those between 10 and 18 – scoliosis can… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
May 1, 2020

Scoliosis and Kyphosis, what’s the difference?

Given our name being the UK Scoliosis clinic you would expect or focus to be on the non-surgical treatment of scoliosis, however, we also work with many patients suffering from another common spinal condition – Kyphosis. But what’s the difference between Scoliosis and Kyphosis?   Kyphosis Kypho… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
April 11, 2020

5 scoliosis facts that may shock you!

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, or if you have an interest in scoliosis, you will certainly have noticed some themes which come up again and again. Even a quick browse through the recent research in the field, demonstrates that the main areas of interest are fairly constant – adolescen… Read more »

Paul Irvine
A research update by Dr Paul Irvine
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