One in Four Kids with Scoliosis Have an Increased Risk for Scoliosis Surgery
At age 12 Susan had a scoliscore test to determine her risk of developing severe scoliosis which was low. Even though it was unlikely that her curve would reach surgical levels she decided to do an early stage rehab program which significantly reduced her curve and her spine is now stable.
At age 10 Jennifer had a scoliscore test to determine her risk of severe scoliosis which is high. She immediately began an early stage rehab program which has successfully reduced her scoliosis. She will continue her home program and be monitored quarterly through growth.
At age 10 Dylan had a scoliscore test to determine his risk of severe scoliosis which is intermediate. Although unlikely to reach severe levels Dylan did not receive any treatment and his scoliosis did increase to visible deformity by skeletal maturity.
At age 12 Amy was diagnosed with scoliosis but did not have a genetic risk assessment done. She was prescribed a rigid brace and eventually ended up having spinal fusion surgery for severe scoliosis. Had she not waited and began early stage treatment the outcome may have been different.