My Child Has Scoliosis. Now What?

ke many gawky, flourishing teens, 13-year-old Martha Hunt felt uncertain about her body. As an determined model, too, she was quite vicious of what she saw as flaws – one shoulder blade jutting out, one side of her waist dipping in serve than a other. “At that age, we only wish to feel normal,” says Hunt, now a 26-year-old…

What You Need to Know About Scoliosis

Despite the fact that it’s a fairly common problem — affecting about 5 percent of children and adolescents and about 2 percent to 3 percent of the general population — the causes of scoliosis still aren’t well-understood. It’s a lifelong spinal condition that results from the spine becoming “off center” and growing sideways, so it winds…

Scoliosis was my big secret

Coming from a small township in Kwa-Nobuhle, Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape, modelling did not appear like a stable career choice. It was hard to get recognition as opportunities were very little. I appeared as the awkward skinny girl with long legs and arms. People always told me I should try modelling with my unique…

Scoliosis Nutrition: Vitamins, Diet & Nutritional Supplements

Correcting Hormone Imbalances and Poor Diet Helps Stop Progression Improved nutrition and supplements can help if your child has idiopathic scoliosis. Several studies have shown that nutritional deficiencies definitely have an influence on scoliosis, but nutrition’s impact is poorly understood. An unhealthy diet, low levels of specific minerals in the body, and hormone imbalances can…