Receiving a diagnosis of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) can be frightening news for parents and their affected child. It’s a diagnosis that raises many questions, most importantly, what lies ahead?
My 9-year old was diagnosed with AIS and my doctor told me to watch and wait.
-current Spine Correction Center patient
Many doctors tell parents to “watch and wait.” Watching and waiting is probably the last thing you want to do when your child’s health is at stake. Why watch and wait while the curvatures get worse, when you can intervene now and have better outcomes? All large scoliosis curves have one thing in common; they started out as small ones.
There are multiple components to AIS, but the two major ones are genetic and environmental biomechanical factors. Our Early Stage Scoliosis Treatment (ESST) protocol seeks to address both of these.
Spine Correction Center offers a non-surgical, three-to-four month treatment program, or an intensive one-to-two week program. We have proven success reducing and minimizing scoliosis and are proud to administer the ScoliScore test on site without a waiting period.