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  • Free Scoliosis Screenings in June for Scoliosis Awareness Month!

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    Why is Scoliosis Awareness Month so important? Many people have a vague idea of what scoliosis is (when your spine grows curvy instead of straight), but most are surprised to hear that one person out of 20 will get scoliosis.  (Learn more about scoliosis and treatment.) In my practice, I frequently hear parents say “I [...]

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  • Team RHINO Ready to Tri for Kara!

    Kara, 14, has severe scoliosis and is working hard to raise money for treatment.  In order to bring awareness to Kara's fundraising efforts, RSC's Dr. Jane Leavell has committed to completing a sprint triathlon on June 29th.

    Everyone, meet Kara!  She just turned 14, and she enjoys archery, riflery, and knife-throwing.  She has had more than her fair share of challenges for someone her age. In 2013, her grandparents welcomed her into their home, saving her from an environment where there was meth addiction.  Coming from a home where she had to [...]

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  • Are Bracing and Surgery My Only Options?

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    Many people are unaware of scoliosis and its damaging effects on the lives of individuals and families.  Even for those who are aware of scoliosis and its serious implications, there is a lack of knowledge about new treatment options that enable early detection and early correction.   What is scoliosis and why does it matter? [...]

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  • Every Breath You Take

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                When scoliosis first begins, it usually doesn’t have any symptoms.  As scoliosis progresses, one of the most distressful symptoms can be shortness of breath.  This can occur because the ribs press into the lungs as the spine curves, making it difficult to expand the lungs fully. While decreased lung [...]

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  • June is Scoliosis Awareness Month

      National Scoliosis Awareness Month is here!  Many people are unaware of scoliosis and its damaging effects on the lives of individuals and families.  Even for those who are aware of scoliosis and its serious implications, there is a lack of knowledge about new treatment options that enable early detection and early correction.   What [...]

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  • RSC Featured on Fox 21 News Colorado Springs

    Scoliosis affects an estimated 5% of the population, 90% of which are girls.

    As featured on Fox 21 News, see Dr. Jane, Brittanie, and Adrienne talk about non-surgical scoliosis treatment.

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  • Try Ice For Pain

    Try ice for pain.

    Icing is an easy and effective way to treat pain due to inflammation and swelling. Place the ice pack on the area where you are having pain.  Do not place the ice pack directly on the skin.  Place only a paper towel between the ice pack and the skin.  Make sure your hair or clothing [...]

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