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osteoporosis

The Most Reliable Way To Know if You Have Osteoporosis

There are no symptoms for osteoporosis until something breaks. If osteoporosis is so dangerous, so common, and so silent, how can we know if we have it?

scoliosis

Scoliosis: What Parents Need To Know

Scoliosis is a disorder in which the spine curves sideways. This usually looks like a “C” or “S” shape. The most common type is called adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, and this typically shows up between the ages of 10 and 15.

back pain

Good News About Back Pain: It's Often Temporary

At some point in life, almost everyone will experience some degree of back pain. In fact, it’s one of the top reasons for hospitalization and the second leading cause of missed work.

back pain

Back Pain Remedies: What Works, What Doesn't

Chances are, you or someone you know suffers from back pain. So what should you do when back pain strikes? Learn more about popular back pain remedies and which symptoms signal that it’s time to see a spine specialist.

acupuncture

The Evidence for Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a 5,000-year-old healing practice used to treat such diverse conditions as pain, digestive problems, respiratory disorders, anxiety, depression, headaches and migraines. Is there a place for this ancient approach in modern medicine?

doctor lookiing at spine x-rays

State-of-the-Art Scoliosis Surgery Gives Youngster Freedom to Try Anything

Meet Noel, a 12-year old with VATER syndrome who is riding horses and running again, thanks to new technology that is making pediatric spinal surgeries easier and safer to do.

Couple of athletes flexing biceps towards the sunset

5 Health Habits That Can Minimize Back Pain

Healthy habits that include a nutritious diet, adequate sleep and moderate exercise can help keep your back strong and free of pain.

Two boys embracing and laughing hard outdoors

New Treatment for Childhood Scoliosis Helps Kids Avoid Repeat Surgeries

A new version of a treatment for the curving of the backbone called early-onset scoliosis can help some very young kids avoid repeat surgeries.

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