What is Kyphosis and Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is abnormal curvature of the spine in the coronal (lateral) plane. Scoliosis of between 10° and 20° is called mild. … This can be caused either by hereditary or developmental factors (metabolic, habitual postures, lack of exercise etc). There are over 80 types of scoliosis and some causes are unknown (ideopathic). Curvatures up to 40 degrees can be treated non-surgically but…

Back Pain Statistics

Almost 80% of Americans will have back problems at some point in their life. The most common form is in the lower back, which at times can result in disabling episodes. The number of Americans experiencing lower back pain (LBP) is on the rise, especially amongst over-65s Based on data collected in a 2013 study conducted by the…

What is a Bone Spur?

A bone spur is an outgrowth of bone that can occur along the edges of a bone. It is also called an osteophyte. Bone spurs can form in any bone but are most commonly found in joints, where two or more bones come together. They also occur where muscles, ligaments, or tendons attach to the bone. Bone Spurs can occur in any bone in the body (such…