Undergoing scoliosis surgery can be a rather scary prospect, and so it’s perhaps no wonder that people are often willing to travel thousands of miles across land and sea in order to access an effective non-surgical alternative. Norway is one country that is quite short on non-surgical scoliosis treatment options, which explains why several of the pins on our Overseas Patients
map are situated along the western edge of Scandinavia.
Case Study: Camilla Bang
Camilla, a young woman now in her early 20s, is one scoliosis sufferer who frequently flies over to our clinic from Norway for a refresher session. We first treated her in 2013 after she decided that she didn’t want to have steel rods inserted into her back!
Camilla was first diagnosed with scoliosis as a teen. She was experiencing a bout of back pain, and her mother – upon examining Camilla’s back – noticed a visible curvature that prompted the family to visit the hospital in Oslo for an X-ray. That scan revealed a 37-degree spinal curve; one year later, another X-ray showed that Camilla’s Cobb angle
had progressed to 43 degrees, severe enough to qualify her for surgery.
However, when Camilla realised what the operation would actually entail, she and her father began researching alternatives. Their search led them to the Scoliosis SOS Clinic in London
, which turned out to be a less expensive option than the one non-surgical scoliosis treatment clinic located on the other side of Norway. (London’s many shopping opportunities were a big draw too!)
Camilla attended a 4-week ScolioGold
course back in 2013 and saw rapid progress thanks to our special exercise-based treatment programme. Eventually, her curve was diminished to a Cobb angle of 38 degrees, and her refresher sessions and ongoing exercises have managed to keep it there for several years now.
Watch the video below to see Camilla speaking about her experiences at the Scoliosis SOS Clinic.
Whether you live in Norway or a completely different part of the world, the Scoliosis SOS Clinic can help you to combat your spinal curvature. Contact us today to arrange a consultation (this can be carried out via Skype or telephone call if needed).