• 14.5 year-old male
  • Initial Cobb angle(s) 46°/23°
  • Risser 4

While severe scoliosis in boys is less common than in girls, KE’s case is an example of progressive scoliosis in a male patient. KE was first diagnosed with scoliosis when he was 11 years old. At the time, the scoliosis was mild and was discovered because of back pain. After a couple years of observation and moderate progression, KE was fit with a nighttime bending brace. Despite nighttime bracing, a new x-ray (taken 1.5 years later) revealed that KE’s scoliosis had progressed significantly and measured 46° in the thoracic spine. At that point, his mother reached out to Scoliosis 3DC seeking information about other treatment options.

KE was fit with a Cheneau-Gensingen brace (for full-time wear) and learned a Schroth Best Practice program for his individual curve pattern. KE’s amazing postural improvement (after a 6-month span) clearly shows that he is a very compliant patient! His follow-up x-ray (30+ hours out of brace, taken at an individual facility) also demonstrated a significant improvement in Cobb angle measurements to 31° thoracic and 16° lumbar (originally 46° thoracic and 23°)! We are optimistic that KE will do well considering the stabilization and improvement of a previously progressive scoliosis.

What Scoliosis 3DC Patients Are Saying

16 Degree Scoliosis Reduction

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

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

Hope & Empowerment

“She stands tall with the confidence that she now has the power and knowledge to manage her scoliosis and we have a sense of relief at having selected a caring, knowledgeable practitioner.” Read More