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Does My Child Have Scoliosis?

Known as a curvature of the spine to the left or right side, scoliosis is the most common spinal deformity of young children. In fact, nearly 3 million new cases of the condition are diagnosed in the United States every year. 

So, as a parent, how can you know if your child is suffering from scoliosis and if you should seek treatment?

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5 Steps to Improve Your Health

Hello, Keith Clinic Family…want to feel like an All-Star? Want to find a way to have a better 2019 and be at your best?  Well, with the 2019 NBA All-Star week upon us in Charlotte we wanted to discuss a plan that can get you feeling like a star or should we say All-Star.  This blog will be a step by step plan focused on 5 topics that will boost your overall health. 

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Teach Me Tuesdays – Bulges and Degeneration

 

As advanced imaging is getting more affordable and available, it is important to point out a few things about your most recent MRI. In the last several years, more doctors have utilized both X-rays and MRI’s to better help explain away why a patient is having specific symptoms; both in the neck and lower back. Studies have shown, however, that a certain degree of degeneration is normal. When using this technology on an asymptomatic subject, or someone who has no complaints of neck or lower back pain, images show that even 30% patients in their 20’s will show at least 1 disc bulge. When we get past the age of 50, we see a rise in this number to at least 60% and the degree of degeneration starts to rise. Finally, 77% of patients over the age of 70 will show at least 1 disc bulge and signs of degeneration in people with no symptoms what-so-ever.

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Summer Activities & Your Spine

The dog days of summer are approaching with warm weather and vacation plans.

Perhaps you have a road trip nearing that you’ve been planning for months. Maybe you just want to have a “staycation” this year and do some gardening and chores around the house. Whatever form your relaxation takes, always be aware of your spine. No one wants to arrive at their destination or come home with back pain.

Let’s look at some warm weather snafus that can ruin your summer fun.

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