Scoliosis is NOT only a spinal curvature, but an entire cascade of hormonal, neurological, and digestive disturbances that manifest the spinal curvature we know as scoliosis. This article discusses 5 common symptoms of scoliosis that are not spine-related. Anxiety/Panic In children with idiopathic scoliosis (IS), this is often observed but not reported until we [...]
The latest trend in functional medicine is to test patients' genetics to help individualize treatment. Perhaps the most recognized example of this is the MTHFR test for methylation defects. Sites like MTHFR.net have helped to educate thousands of people on this. However, recent studies are also showing that the appropriate intake of nutrients can influence [...]
Seeking a scoliosis treatment provider who can recommend a variety of treatments is the next phase of scoliosis treatment evolution.
A case report co-authored by Dr. Morningstar was accepted for publication into the International Journal of Clinical Medicine. This report discusses how a 59-year-old woman was able to substantially improve her pain and quality of life by wearing a ScoliSMART Activity Suit for just 8 months.
Dr. Morningstar had his third scoliosis article in 2016 accepted into Current Pediatric Research for publication. His paper discusses the connection between scoliosis and neurotransmitters.
The amount of scoliosis research has grown considerably over the last decade, with much of it devoted to non-surgical, conservative exercise-based treatment options. While this trend is extremely positive, it is still nonetheless geared toward treating the symptom of a whole-body disorder we all know as scoliosis. While the conventional medical community continues to look [...]
In a previous post, I discussed how scoliosis is not a disorder that is ever going to be prevented if we only concern ourselves with looking at the spine and biomechanical components. We have to begin looking at how correcting the known neurological and hormonal precursors to scoliosis as early as possible may help to [...]
Everywhere we look there is information on scoliosis treatment. In the conventional medical world, we have 3 different treatments: do nothing (wait & see), rigid bracing, or fusion surgery. The alternatives to these are largely focused on various exercise methods. There is Schroth, FITS, SEAS, DoboMed, and CLEAR. Although all of these options may be [...]
The Unseen Dangers of Scoliosis – Jonathan Goh | The Malaysian ... www.mmgazette.com 10/4/13 In the three years of working as a physiotherapist, no cases that I have seen or treated has touched me on a personal level more than patients suffering from scoliosis. What is scoliosis you may ask? Scoliosis is an abnormal ... [...]
Dr. Morningstar found out earlier this week that he will be presenting research on scoliosis treatment at the 2013 annual meeting of the Society on Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT). His abstracts include research on neurotransmitter imbalance patterns in scoliosis patients, manipulation under anesthesia for the treatment of adult degenerative scoliosis, and is a [...]