Explore the stories below to learn more about patients with various spinal disorders.
Stacy's Story: A Professional Golfer's Scoliosis Diagnosis & Treatment
Stacy successfully pursued her dream of becoming a professional golfer after scoliosis treatment.
Angelique's Story: Coming Out of My Shell
These days I am willing to try almost any activity that might strengthen my back. There’s a daily workout routine plus rock climbing, surfing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, climbing Mount Rigani, and I even got my sailing license too.
Cassie's Story: My Scoliosis Journey
Please know that Scoliosis does have an end and it is survivable. I can honestly say going through the surgery was so worth it!
Gymnastics was all I could think about in fourth grade. I begged my parents to let me take classes.
Martha's Story: Walking Straight Down the Runway
I started modeling after being "discovered" at the age of thirteen. I was that cliché awkward pre-teen that every model claims to have once been; skinny, long-limbed, and bug-eyed.
Paige's Story: Pursuing My Dream
I started the study of dance at the age of four and for many years it was just a hobby and something fun to do after school.
Brennen's Story: A Successful Outcome
Brennen was 12 years old when he presented for care. He has Prader-Willi syndrome which is associated with the development of scoliosis.
Brielle's Story: My Bracing Journey
Brielle's thoracic curve was reduced from 35 to 12 degrees after just two years of a full time bracing program.
Leah's Story: Coming Full Circle
Everything is spinning. Two thousand kids are shouting but I can't hear them. A tiara is placed on my head and a bouquet of red roses in my hands.
Anthony's Story: A Revolutionary Journey
In a revolutionary treatment for Early Onset Scoliosis (EOS), a team of surgeons implanted Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods (MCGR) in two children from California.
Ali's Story: Big Challenges Conquered by a Bigger Heart
When I was born, I was faced with many challenges. I was put on a breathing machine immediately after I was born because I was unable to breathe on my own like most newborns.
Megan's Story: Idiopathic Scoliosis
Prior to surgery, at the age of 13, Megan was number one in her division in Missouri in Full Contact Olympic Sport Taekwondo. She also had scoliosis.
Ceren's Story: Congenital Scoliosis
Little Ceren's story begins even before she was born; she was diagnosed with a spinal condition at 23 weeks gestation.
Since that surgery, I have had a third child, Simon. I cannot imagine where I would be in life without the right physician and the right surgery.
Sechaba's journey started in Matsieng, Lesotho in Southern Africa and ended half way across the world at Shriners hospital for children in the United States.
I was 12 years old when my first signs of scoliosis began to show. I was swimming when a friend's mom noticed.
Catherine: A Story of Perseverance and Grace
From a very small age, I wanted to be a ballet dancer.
Joshua's Story: Milwaukee Brace for Kyphosis
Joshua is 14 years old. He wears a Milwaukee brace for kyphosis.
Nora's Story: TLSO Brace for Scoliosis
Nora is 14 years old. She wears a custom TLSO brace for scoliosis.
Matson's Story: Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis
At only six months old, physicians diagnosed Matson with infantile idiopathic scoliosis.
Kathy Farrer Story: The Long Road Back
Farrer had been to the heights of women's golf, playing on the LPGA Tour from 1968 to 1979.
Hannah's Story: Neuromuscular Scoliosis
Look How Much I Have Grown! Hannah turned into a beautiful teenager in part due to the amazing transformation that occurred following her surgery.
Marcia's Story: Adult Scoliosis
Walking and sitting had become difficult with shooting pains down her leg. Now she can ski with her Grandchildren!
Caitlin's Story: Scoliosis
Enduring a rapid progression of the scoliosis that took her to an almost crippled state. Some battles can be won!
Antoinette's Story: Adult Scoliosis
After declining so much physically, depended on a walker and considering a care center, Antoinette now looks and feel like a new person.
Yessica's Story: Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Colombian girl begins new life after scoliosis surgery.
Jessica's Story: Adult Idiopathic Scoliosis and Fixed Sagittal Imbalance
Jessica developed "flatback disorder" after spinal surgery many years ago. Her doctor restored her ability to stand up straight using modern osteotomy techniques.
Cody's Story: Neuromuscular Scoliosis
Cody had spine surgery to treat severe neuromuscular kyphoscoliosis. He now can see straight ahead and walk farther than ever.
Angela's Story: Idiopathic Scoliosis
Angela describes her life after scoliosis surgery and 20 years later. She now dedicates her life to educating patients with scoliosis.