Scoliosis Treatment Without Braces or Surgery? It Is Possible!
Scoliosis Rehabilitation Center where we specialize in non-surgical scoliosis treatment. Scoliosis is estimated to affect 4.5% of the general population. In a nation of approximately 273 million people, this means that over 12 million cases of scoliosis exist, and almost 500 more are diagnosed every day – about 173,000 every year! According to some studies, the average scoliosis patient will suffer a 14-year reduction in their average life expectancy. This means that if by some miracle we could eliminate scoliosis completely, this would add 168 million years of health and productivity to our society. Clearly this is not a minor issue, but an epidemic, and one that should be taken very seriously.
Every year in the US, roughly 20,000 Harrington rod implantation surgeries are performed on patients with scoliosis, at an average cost of $120,000 per scoliosis treatment operation. Each year 8,000 people who underwent the surgery are legally defined as permanently disabled. Follow up x-rays on these individuals show that about 22 years after surgery their scoliosis has returned to pre-surgery levels.
Harrington rods often bend, break loose from their wires, or even break completely in two. Corrosion (rust) is also found in two out of every three Harrington rod patients. After the operation, the average patient also suffers a 25% reduction in their spinal range of motion.
FACTS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SCOLIOSIS:
- Living with Scoliosis can reduce your life expectancy by 14 years.
- Bracing will NEVER reduce the curvature, and surgery is only a temporary solution for scoliosis treatment.
- Curves WILL continue to worsen after the operation. In fact, most patients will end up right back where they started 22 years after the operation!
Scoliosis Rehabilitation Center is a patient and service centered clinic dedicated to providing effective, long-term, non-surgical, and non-bracing alternatives for the treatment of scoliosis. As one of the founding members of the CLEAR Institute, this clinic has played a vital role in the development of this program and will continue to serve in the forefront of new advancements as the knowledge base grows. Under the experienced leadership of Dr. Brian M. Kean and his staff, scoliosis patients of all ages have found the answers, results, and relief they have been searching for. We are proud to continue playing a leadership role as one of the flagship clinics within the CLEAR Institute organization.