Can Scoliosis Be Treated Without Surgery?
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by Dr. Justin Anderson
1y ago
Can Scoliosis Be Treated Without Surgery? Scoliosis is a condition that causes the spine to bend to the side and rotate, making it appear on x-ray like an “S”or “C” shape. Scoliosis is quantified by a Cobb angles; this is measured on the x-rays. Cobb angle is an important determinant of treatment options and recommendations. In severe scoliosis curves, the spinal curvature can continue progressing, causing more pain and discomfort but also limiting range of motion and function. While there are several surgeries that a neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon can recommend to reduce the curvature, no ..read more
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What is the Cause of Sciatica? 4 Answers
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by Optimal Spine & Posture
1y ago
What is the Cause of Sciatica? 4 Answers Sciatica is a type of pain that starts along the path of the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back, through the hips, buttocks, and down each leg. While a herniated disc in the spine is the most common cause of sciatica, it is not the only culprit. woman receiving chiropractic care for sciaticaWhat Can Cause Sciatica? The causes of sciatica can vary, including the overgrowth of bone, commonly known as a bone spur, or a disc herniation. Certain factors may increase your risk of developing sciatica, such as: Age: As we age, our spine undergoes we ..read more
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When Does Scoliosis Develop in the Spine?
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by Optimal Spine & Posture
1y ago
When Does Scoliosis Develop in the Spine? Scoliosis is a condition where the spine bends and rotates to one side, forming a C-shaped or S-shaped curve. It can affect both children and adults at any age and may persist for a lifetime. However, scoliosis is more prevalent as you age. Approximately 2% to 3% of teenagers have scoliosis, while more than 38% of individuals over 60 years old have it. Consequently, it’s crucial to understand when scoliosis develops and how to prevent its progression. Below is a brief overview of scoliosis development and strategies to stop it. man receiving treatment ..read more
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Press Release: Optimal Spine & Posture Receives 2022 Boise Award
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by Optimal Spine & Posture
1y ago
Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Optimal Spine & Posture Receives 2022 Boise Award Boise Award Program Honors the Achievement BOISE November 15, 2022 — Optimal Spine & Posture has been selected for the 2022 Boise Award in the Chiropractor category by the Boise Award Program. Each year, the Boise Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional c ..read more
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Scoliosis Treatment: Why Health Professionals Must Treat the Whole Person, Not Just the Spine
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by Optimal Spine & Posture
2y ago
Scoliosis Treatment: Why Health Professionals Must Treat the Whole Person, Not Just the Spine Scoliosis is a condition that affects the whole person, not just the spine. The Cobb angle is an important sign for health professionals to measure in scoliosis, but it is not the only reason to treat scoliosis. Patient care must extend beyond the spine. It must encompass the entire human being. The focus of health care professionals Yes, there are structural changes that occur to the spine with relative anterior spinal overgrowth (RASO) regularly cited in the literature. The obvious lateral deviatio ..read more
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Why ‘Scoliosis Awareness’ is more than just knowing about the Cobb angle
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by Optimal Spine & Posture
2y ago
Why ‘Scoliosis Awareness’ is more than just knowing about the Cobb angle  When a patient is diagnosed with scoliosis they often hear a lot of new clinical terms related to symptoms, treatment, and one in particular, the ‘Cobb angle’. The ‘Cobb angle’ (or ‘size of the curve’) is an important measurement sign of scoliosis, particularly for adolescents as they move through a growth phase. However, clinically, many patients, and parents of adolescent and juvenile patients, can become focused solely on the Cobb angle and reducing the curve to a particular ‘number’. It’s important to know that ..read more
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What Does it Mean When Your Back Hurts Everyday? 
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by Optimal Spine & Posture
2y ago
What Does it Mean When Your Back Hurts Everyday? When your back hurts everyday, it can be hard to focus on your daily routine. All of your attention can become focused on the pain or discomfort you’re feeling. But what does it actually mean when your back hurts everyday, and the back pain never seems to subside or go away on its own? Is this a sign that you have a serious back issue? If you’ve recently sustained some kind of lower back injury, you’ll know what it was that is causing your daily aches and pains, and you should discuss that with your chiropractor. However, it’s entirely possible ..read more
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3 Tips to Support Spinal Health While Working from Home
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by Dr. Justin Anderson
2y ago
3 Tips to Support Spinal Health While Working from Home Whether you’re experiencing back pain, neck pain, headaches or simply interested in achieving optimal performance and vitality, there are many reasons and ways to support your spinal health at home. Dr. Justin Anderson, advanced certified in Chiropractic Biophysics, has treated spines in all shapes and forms at his practice in Boise, ID. While routine examinations and adjustments by an experienced chiropractor are an essential part of a comprehensive health and wellness-based lifestyle, there are several ways to support your spinal health ..read more
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How to Achieve your 2022 Health Goals
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by travisbandy
2y ago
How to Achieve your 2022 Health Goals Every year thousands of Boise residents make a promise to themselves to finally do something about their nagging health issues. Whether it’s back pain, migraines, poor posture, acid reflux, digestive issues, or debilitating fatigue – we all start off the year with optimism and motivation to turn our health around. We make appointments with our chiropractors and healthcare professionals… we go into the gym or yoga studio and sign up for a membership… we buy running shoes and an entire Nike workout outfit… we drive over to Whole Foods to stock up on organic ..read more
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What Can You Do for the Health of Your Spine?
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by Optimal Spine & Posture
2y ago
What Can You Do for the Health of Your Spine? If you have ever experienced back pain or neck pain in your life, you know why good spine health is so important for living a high-quality life free from unnecessary suffering. However, you may be wondering what you can do for the health of your spine. Fortunately, plenty of things! spinal health, CBP, Chiropractic BioPhysics, boise chiropractor To give you an idea of how you can keep your spine as healthy as possible, today we will discuss 4 great tips. #1. Maintain An Optimal Posture When it comes to your spine health, certain postures can be b ..read more
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