Effect of bracing or surgical treatments on balance control in idiopathic scoliosis: three case studies

Pialasse JP, Simoneau M J Can Chiropr Assoc 2014 Jun;58(2):131-40 PMID: 24932017 Abstract Scoliosis is the most frequent spinal deformity among adolescents. In 80 % of cases, it is defined as idiopathic as no individual cause has been identified. However, several factors linked to Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) have been identified and are under investigation.… Read More »

Is abnormal vestibulomotor responses related to idiopathic scoliosis onset or severity?

Pialasse JP, Laurendeau S, Descarreaux M, Blouin J, Simoneau M Med. Hypotheses 2013 Mar;80(3):234-6 PMID: 23265357 Abstract Results from several studies have suggested that brainstem dysfunction occurs more often in adolescent with idiopathic scoliosis compared to healthy individuals. The vestibular nuclei occupy a prominent position in the brainstem. Because the lateral vestibulospinal tract controls axial… Read More »