Seeing Is Believing—Our Proven Results in Scoliosis Treatment
Since the start of our CLEAR Certified Scoliosis IC treatment program in 2011, we have had impressive results in correcting scoliosis-related curvatures of the spine. Many of our patients who had been wearing braces for years with no positive results, or even negative results, have achieved significant reductions in their curvatures after commencing our program.
Scoliosis Case 8: Dr. Hafshah, MD
Prior to coming to Bones and Beyond, Dr. Hafshah, MD, had been told that the only available treatment options for her scoliosis were "wait and see," a scoliosis brace, or surgery. She then decided to undertake our intensive care course for 10 days at our Japan office (Bones and Beyond in Yokohama, Japan) and was very happy will the results.
Testimonial video from Dr. Hafshah, MD after receiving treatment for scoliosis at Bones and Beyond
Scoliosis Case 7 : Age 68
This 68-year-old woman was experiencing persistent lower back pain and stiffness due to her scoliosis.
She undertook our 2-week IC (Intensive Care) treatment, during which she worked very hard to follow the treatment protocol. As a result, she was able to achieve a curvature reduction from 28.5 degrees to 8 degrees and is no longer experiencing lower back pain.
This woman's case demonstrates that even seniors can achieve substantial improvement in their scoliosis-related conditions by undertaking treatment following the CLEAR treatment protocol at Bones and Beyond.
Scoliosis Case 6 : Age 8
This case - a dramatic illustration of the benefits of early intervention when it comes to treatment for scoliosis - involved an 8-year-old girl whose dance teacher noticed she had a curvature in her spine and recommended she have it checked. X-rays revealed a 15 degree thoracic and a 12 degree lumbar curvature; however, just 1 week of intensive scoliosis treatment reduced her curvatures - thoracic and lumbar both - to zero, and x-rays 3 months later confirmed she remained free of any curvature.
Remember: most idiopathic scoliosis begins with zero degrees of curvature, then, whether slowly or aggressively, develops into a major curvature.
Early intervention can substantially reduce and sometimes completely eliminate scoliosis curvature, preventing it from developing into a bigger, longer-lasting curvature which is more difficult to treat.
Scoliosis Case 5 : Age 38
Due to her busy work schedule, this patient chose the 2-week Intensive Care program. Hers is another “S” curve case, which, as mentioned in Case 1, above, is one of the harder types of scoliosis curvature to correct due to the spine’s use of such a curve to compensate for balance difficulties (with this patient also having a left-to-right compensation). We achieved good results with this patient as well, and she should continue to make improvement with the home exercise program and other recommendations we’ve given her, tailored to deal with her “S” curvature. She returns to our office for maintenance care once every 1 to 2 months.
Scoliosis Case 4 : Ballet Dancer
This patient also lives fairly close to our office so she chose our program of regular care: 5 days a week for the first 2 weeks with 1 session per day, and, after that, 2 to 3 visits per week. Hers is a rather unique case because she is a ballet dancer and wanted to continue to dance even though some movements in ballet can potentially increase her scoliosis curvatures. In addition to our usual treatment, we provided her with specific instructions as to what she could and could not do with her ballet and daily activities as well. By following our recommendations, she was able to reduce her scoliosis curvatures with satisfactory results in only 12 visits, although she still needs to focus on permanently adjusting her lifestyle to allow maintenance of her reductions. Given her dedicated efforts, the chances appear bright that she will succeed.
Scoliosis Case 3 : Age 16
This patient lives fairly close to our office so she decided to go with our program of regular care: 5 days a week for the first 2 weeks with 1 session per day, and, after that, 2 to 3 visits per week. Patients who follow our Regular Treatment Program for scoliosis improve at a slower rate but with just as effective results as in the case of Intensive Care, and with an added benefit of receiving more treatment time in our office.
Prior to first visiting our office, this patient’s MD had been prescribed the use of a hard plastic brace to be worn 23-24 hours a day for a period of 6 months to 1 year. She started wearing the brace, but since doing so caused a great deal of pain and the brace made her feel too hot in the summer, she stopped wearing the brace after a short period of time and felt no motivation to wear it any further. To her advantage, her spinal flexibility was significantly greater than that of other girls who’ve worn such braces for 1 year or longer, which made it easier to reduce her scoliosis curvatures. She is currently on a schedule of once-a-month visits for monitoring/maintenance, thanks to the substantial reduction in curvatures she achieved in only 32 visits. Her scoliosis curvatures will continue to lessen if she follows the at-home program we recommended for her self-care.
Scoliosis Case 2 : Age 13
Due to school and the substantial distance of her home from our office, this patient also chose the 2-week Intensive Care program. Her scoliosis was pathological due to a spinal cord injury at C7 sustained 3 years prior to her initial visit to our office. Currently 13 years old, she has partial paralysis in her legs, with her right leg being weaker, due to the spinal cord injury. Sensory and motor damage in the thorsal were also apparent. Nevertheless, we were able to access and use undamaged sensory and motor tracts to correct her scoliosis. Her MD had told her that if her scoliosis curvatures continued to worsen, she might need spinal metal rod fusion surgery. Her primary scoliosis curvature was in the lower neck /upper back area with the thoracic-lumbar curve being the compensatory curve. We were able to reduce both curvatures substantially, and the patient will most likely continue to make improvement, thereby eliminating any need for surgery.
Scoliosis Case 1 : Age 24
Due to this patient’s busy work schedule, she chose our 2-week Intensive Care program. Her spine had a substantial scoliosis-induced “S” curve, which is one of the harder types of scoliosis curvature to correct due to the spine’s use of such a curve to compensate for balance difficulties (with her case involving a left-to-right compensation). As a result of her 2 weeks in our Intensive Care program, she achieved substantial correction, and she should continue to make further improvement by following the home exercise program and other recommendations we have given her, tailored to deal with the specific challenges of her “S” scoliosis curvature. In addition, she returns to our office for maintenance care once every 1 to 2 months.