All our ScoliSMART doctors have children of our own and fully understand the gut reaction parents have when confronted with the possibility their child may have to miss up to 2 weeks at school to participate in our 10 – Day ScoliSMART BootCamp program. Scoliosis progression, a rapid worsening of their curvature, in growing children is characterized by short rapid periods of worsening during growth spurts followed by long periods of little to no worsening until the next growth spurt.
Every degree counts when it comes to scoliosis primarily due to the cosmetic changes that come with larger curves and beginning treatment immediately can dramatically improve your child’s overall end results. We understand the difficulties in missing school or work and have created some choices to help ease this inconvenience allowing your child to begin care before these anticipated growth-related issues negatively impact your child’s life.
Parents and kids realize that every degree scoliosis increases matters. Delaying treatment until your child doesn’t miss school often negatively impacts treatment and increase their risk of unwanted invasive procedures.
Many scoliosis specialists dismiss mild scoliosis and show little concern until it gets worse. Unfortunately scoliosis most often gets worse as kids grow and when this happens it gains momentum and is very difficult to stop.
A 2017 published study found that more than 9 out of 10 ScoliSMART treated patients never reached surgical threshold and patients achieved an average of 9 to 15 degrees of sustained curve correction.
Parents and patients are seeking more information, advice, and treatment options and are no longer satisfied with generic explanations and outdated treatment options that haven’t changed in decades.
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