From digestive problems to fatigue, scoliosis (a sideways spinal curvature) can affect the body in all sorts of different ways. For instance, have you considered the effect that a spinal curve might have on a person's height?
If your scoliosis is relatively mild, it won't have much of an impact on how tall you are, but severe scoliosis can result in a loss of height. Many scoliosis patients are shorter than they would be if their spines were straight, and while this particular symptom isn't as potentially life-altering as the chronic pain and loss of mobility that sometimes accompany a curvature of the spine, it is another reason to get your scoliosis treated - especially if your condition is progressing (getting steadily worse).
Is it possible to reverse this loss of height?
Since the impact of scoliosis on your height is directly linked to the severity of your spinal curve, this issue can be reversed through effective scoliosis treatment. A patient who undergoes spinal fusion surgery may well notice a height increase post-op because the procedure has made their spine straighter.
But surgery isn't the only way to regain the height you've lost because of scoliosis. Exercise-based treatments like our own ScolioGold programme can also be very effective in that regard.
Case study: Nicole from Accra, Ghana
Nicole was 12 years old when she was diagnosed with scoliosis. By that time, her brother was already living with a fairly serious spinal curve, and Nicole's parents were keen to ensure that her condition didn't reach the same level of severity.
However, Nicole did not meet the requirements for surgery (that is, her Cobb angle measurement was not high enough), so her family set about researching other treatment options online.
And that's how they came across the Scoliosis SOS Clinic. Nicole and her brother made the 3,000+ mile journey from Accra to London in order to attend a two-week ScolioGold course, and the results were very positive indeed: not only had Nicole grown taller, she also felt more confident in herself after completing her treatment. Watch the video below to find out what Nicole had to say about her Scoliosis SOS experience.
If you are looking for an effective scoliosis treatment option that doesn't involve surgery, we at the Scoliosis SOS Clinic can help. Click here to learn more about our ScolioGold programme, or get in touch to arrange a consultation.