General Scoliosis Questions

  • What is scoliosis?

    Scoliosis is a condition that affects the neuromuscular system, causing the spine to bend in a C-shaped curve or S-shaped curve. About 80 percent of cases are adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), which means of unknown cause. AIS affects 2-3 percent of children. It's most common in girls age 10 and older, yet boys get AIS, as well. Your child may not have obvious signs or pain if scoliosis is detected in its early stages.

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  • If I have scoliosis, will my child get it?
  • My child was diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) – what should I do?
  • How has scoliosis been treated historically?
  • What is a Cobb angle?
  • How do ScoliSMART™ doctors treat scoliosis differently?
  • Will my child's scoliosis progress?
  • Why is early stage scoliosis intervention so important?
  • What activities should scoliosis patients avoid?
  • How should I sleep if I have scoliosis?

Questions Specific to
the ScoliSMART Approach

  • How do ScoliSMART doctors treat scoliosis differently?

    We recommend your child start neuromuscular retraining immediately, regardless of curve measurement. Our proactive treatment is a step-by-step process that creates new, subconscious muscle control. We use an innovative process and equipment to unlock the spine, reduce the curve rigidity, and retrain the brain to hold the spine straighter automatically. Programs are catered to each child or adult because every patient is different. Our goal is to stop scoliosis from worsening and reduce the curvature when possible in a non-invasive, pain-free manner.

  • Are the treatment results permanent immediately after ScoliSMART BootCamp?
  • Can my child's spinal curvature continue to progress even if they are doing their training faithfully?
  • Can my child use a brace while performing ScoliSMART training?
  • Will my child have to do ScoliSMART training forever?
  • Will my child have to come back for more "in office" treatment?
  • What are the risks of doing a ScoliSMART program?

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Meet the ScoliSMART Doctors

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Dr. Clayton J Stitzel

Dr. Clayton J. Stitzel

PENNSYLVANIA
Dr. Mark Morningstar

Dr. Mark Morningstar

MICHIGAN
Dr. Brian T Dovorany

Dr. Brian T. Dovorany

WISCONSIN
Dr. Aatif Siddiqui

Dr. Aatif Siddiqui

NEW YORK