The long-term complications of scoliosis surgery are extraordinarily high (Some studies have found 40-50% surgical failure rates) of those who are treated surgically within 20 years post spinal fusion surgery operation. So basically, the patient's options are 1) do nothing, 2) wear a worthless and uncomfortable brace which as the same effect as doing nothing, 3) opt for a highly invasive spinal fusion surgery with a very high long-term failure rate that is primarily indicated for cosmetic improvement and not "medically necessary". Our program can be implemented at any curve size, it is non-invasive, and provides the patient with an active, long-term solution that allows them to become self sufficient over time.
Our program focuses on an exercise base approach that targets the re-training of the automatic postural control centers in the hind brain. The brain can actually "learn" how to hold the spine in a straighter position over time automatically. It generally takes at least 4-6 months for daily rehab (usually two 15 min. sessions a day) for this to take place and some patients do need to continue for an additional 4-6 months depending on how quickly their spinal curve begins to stabilize.
A typical idiopathic scoliosis patient will experience curve reduction through this treatment process, but the added value to reduce/eliminate the risk of adulthood progression, pain reduction, cosmetic improvement, and increase breathing capacity.
Every scoliosis case is unique in its own way, so most parents/patients end up emailing one of our doctors a picture of the most recent x-rays and scheduling a free phone consult to discuss if they are a candidate for the program, answer questions, and treatment expectations.
The is a desperate need to find "a better way" to treat scoliosis and we feel the best opportunity to do just that lies in a scoliosis exercise based treatment methodology.
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