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Scoliosis is an abnormal bending of the spine that occurs in about 3% of the population. In this episode, you'll learn:

--Why Scoliosis is more common in females, but boys can have a worse case when they do get it. And why Caucasians and blondes are more likely to develop Scoliosis.

--The Hormonal and Copper-Zinc imbalances that Dr. Prather believes contribute to Scoliosis. And how Dr. Prather's theories on the causes of Scoliosis are unique.

--How infections could lead to a higher incidence of Scoliosis, but are not the main cause of modern cases as they used to be.

--The traditional treatments are bracing and surgery, but Dr. Prather finds alternative treatments in his office have a very high success rate if it is caught early enough.

--Why Dr. Prather feels Chiropractic is "essential" for Scoliosis patients, particularly the Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic adjustment that is Dr. Prather's specialty. And the Cerebrospinal Fluid adjustments that Dr. Prather finds all Scoliosis patients need.

--How Acupuncture relaxes the muscles in the back and helps the spine shift back into proper position.

--The importance of supplementation in balancing out hormones to help with both the Scoliosis as well as the moods of patients. And how almost all of us have some sort of Hormonal imbalance.

--The more modern bracing that is contoured to the body to help young girls avoid embarrassment at school. And why surgery is not promoted as much as it used to be.

--How Dr. Prather sees balancing out Hormones and Nutrition in his growing patients add as much as four-inches to the height of a boy and two-inches to the height of a girl.

--Dr. Prather says he's always able to prevent Scoliosis in his young patients. And why Chiropractic care should be an essential part of children's health.



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