Entries by Utenza Editor

Is the Integration Problem in the Sensoriomotor System the Cause of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis?

Every year, the Italian Scoliosis Study Group selects the best published papers on conservative spine treatment from the global scientific literature.Here is the abstract from one of these papers.  Is the Integration Problem in the Sensoriomotor System the Cause of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis? Ahmet Payas, Sabri Batin, Erdal Kurtoğlu, Mustafa Arik, Turgut Seber, İlyas Uçar, Erdoğan Unur  J Pediatr Orthop. 2023 Feb 1;43(2):e111-e119. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000002300. Epub […]

Should we go for the straight back goal?

Paola has scoliosis: her back is twisted on itself. Therefore, she has been given a brace to wear — a nice plastic “jacket” that she is actually going to have to wear for some years to come. But why? Well, to straighten her back, of course! This, of course, is the logical answer, but unfortunately […]

Morphological differences in scoliosis curvatures as a cause of difficulties in its early detection based on angle of trunk inclination

Every year, the Italian Scoliosis Study Group selects the best published papers on conservative spine treatment from the global scientific literature.Here is the abstract from one of these papers.  Morphological differences in scoliosis curvatures as a cause of difficulties in its early detection based on angle of trunk inclination Marek Kluszczyński, Dariusz Mosler, Jacek Wąsik  BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2022 Nov 2;23(1):948. doi: […]

SEAS: a year of enthusiastic recovery, ready for 2023!

2022 was a year of exciting recovery for our international training courses after the pause due to the pandemic. It was not easy to start walking again with still so many unknowns, but the requests and the desire to be able to offer opportunities to learn about our approach to scoliosis with exercises (SEAS) were […]

Reliability of rasterstereography as an alternative to X-rays in the diagnosis of scoliosis and its monitoring over time

To date, scoliosis continues to be diagnosed through clinical evaluation and confirmation by radiological examination. Monitoring its progression often entails frequent radiological assessments, which carry risks associated with radiological exposure, especially in growing patients. Even though a low-dose radiation radiological investigation (using the EOS Imaging System, also offered to our patients) has recently been developed, […]

First night in a brace? Stick with it! 

For some young scoliosis patients, there is a particular watershed they have to face, one of those moments that separate the ‘before’ from the ‘after’. I am talking about the start of bracing therapy.It isn’t always easy to get used to a brace, and difficult as it may seem wearing it during the day, that […]

Adult Scoliosis: look after yourself!

Adults with scoliosis are often convinced there is nothing more that can be done for their problem, partly because it has long been thought that scoliosis, in any case, doesn’t get any worse once you have finished growing. Unfortunately, now it has been shown not to be the case. We at ISICO, as well as […]