• 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

Yay! :)

“Hey Dr. Marc, Me and my mom just went to the hospital and got my out of brace x-ray. My curve went from 38 to 22 degrees and my rotation was like 20 to 9 -YAY! :)” Read More

State of the Art

“I think the work you do is state of the art, and I like the professional but very comfortable way you share information and knowledge. The passion you have for your work is unmatched.” Read More

Such a Huge Improvement

“This is such a huge improvement over the past year. Her brace is still fitting very well. We are so very thankful to have had the opportunity to meet and work with you and the entire staff” Read More