We often accept patients that have been recommended for surgery, if we believe we can create a meaniful reduction of their scoliosis. This series of x-rays show the efficacy of our treatment program, and it also demonstrates the lasting changes that can be made, even after the patient is released from care. This patient was referred by her chiropractor after a 36 degree scoliosis was found. The spinecor brace was fitted and reduced the scoliosis to 30 degrees while in the brace. The corrective movement approach to bracing does not require dramatic reduction of the scoliosis while in the brace, it is more important to influence movement and posture without totally imobilizing the patient. The initial treatment plan included the use of the spinecor scoliosis brace and appropriate vestibular rehabilitaiton. An x-ray was exposed 3 months after the initial fitting of the brace, and it revealed a slight progression to 41 degrees cobb. No changes were made to the treatmemt protocol, which included 20 hours of brace wearing per day, and daily exercises to educate a new movement strategy. The patient continued to follow the treatment protocols for 2 plus years. She was weaned out of the brace over a six month period, and then was released from care. A follow up 3 years later included an x-ray exposure which revealed a 34 degree curvature. This is evidence of the lasting corrections acheivable with our program. This patient avoided an unneccesary back surgery which could have had devistating results.
|36° Initial||2 in brace 30°||34° 2 + yrs out of brace|