• 12-year-old female
  • Initial Cobb angles 45º/26º
  • Risser 1

This patient, an avid dancer, was initially diagnosed with scoliosis at 8 years old. When she first came to see us, she was twelve years-old with a 45 degree scoliosis in the thoracic spine (primary curve) and 36 degree scoliosis in the lumbar spine. Interestingly, she had a Scoliscore genetic test which claimed she was at intermediate risk of progression. Hailing from Texas, the patient’s parents brought her for a Chêneau brace and Schroth exercise instruction.

Exercise program compliance eventually proved to be a challenge for this active girl. An interim x-ray (not shown) demonstrated more substantial improvement than her last x-ray posted here. Unfortunately, she lost a bit of her improvement along the way but considering her somewhat late start (more than 6 months after menarche occurred), she did very well with treatment. The x-ray on right shows thoracic Cobb angles reduced by 7º overall at skeletal maturity (according to a bone age x-ray taken on the same day).

What Scoliosis 3DC Patients Are Saying

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“I highly recommend this office to anyone with scoliosis, and especially to parents of children who have just been diagnosed. I wish that I had started this program years ago, but better late than never!” Read More

True Reduction in Her Curves

“Needless to say, [the surgeon] was very pleasantly surprised to see a true reduction in her curves. When I thanked him for being supportive even though we went against his [watch & wait] advice he responded, ‘You can’t argue with those results.’” Read More

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“…when he looked at her latest x-rays yesterday his first comment was “Oh, did you forget that she was supposed to take the brace off for 24 hours before the x-ray?” When I told him that she’d had the brace off for more than 24 hours, he was shocked!” Read More