Faye Warren, now aged 29, was just 8 years old when she was diagnosed with scoliosis. Following her diagnosis, she wore a brace between the ages of 10 and 16, and she suffered from daily pain as a result of her spinal curvature.
Faye was unable to continue with gymnastics, but fought hard to continue with her love of dancing. At school, carrying books and sitting down for long periods caused her great discomfort, and no form of chiropractic treatment or acupuncture seemed to make any difference.
Faye was adamant that she wanted to avoid undergoing scoliosis surgery at all costs, and she was determined to find a treatment option that would allow her to continue dancing professionally.
When Faye came across the Scoliosis SOS Clinic, she knew that our non-surgical treatment programme was exactly what she had been looking for. The small matter of our location - London is more than 5,000 miles from Los Angeles - didn't deter Faye, and after making all the necessary arrangements, she booked herself in for a 4-week treatment course.
How we help people with scoliosis
The exercises we teach here at Scoliosis SOS are designed to strengthen the muscles surrounding the spine, bringing the patient into a more central upright position. This prevents progression, improves cosmetic appearance, decreases pain, and gives our patients the best possible chance of avoiding spinal fusion surgery.
Feedback from Faye
Here's what Faye had to say at the end of her treatment course:
"I am so glad I found the Scoliosis SOS Clinic. Other treatments would help to temporarily decrease my pain, but it would always return. I knew I needed to find a permanent solution, and it was going to be a complete change of lifestyle.
"I have learnt a great deal about my back and how I can help myself. My pain has been dramatically reduced and I have gained so much confidence.
"My advice to other scoliosis patients looking to travel from overseas is not to hesitate - it is the best decision you will ever make. I cannot put into words how much better I feel."
Book your Scoliosis SOS consultation today - we can provide remote consultations via Skype or telephone call if you can't come to our clinic for an appointment.