Scoliosis Awareness Month
All month long, we will shed light on Scoliosis and its profound impact on individuals and their loved ones. In collaboration with our partner organizations, we bring the best of evidence based information to you . By increasing awareness, we can foster understanding, empathy, and most importantly, provide valuable resources and support to those affected by this condition.
About Scoliosis Awareness Month
June is Scoliosis Awareness Month and we believe that raising awareness about this condition is vital. Scoliosis is the abnormal curvature of the spine and it affects millions of people worldwide, posing unique challenges that require attention and support. This condition can affect anyone, regardless of age or gender, and can impact a person’s posture, mobility, and overall quality of life.
New! Spine-Talks for Scoliosis Awareness Month!
Join us for this informational Spine-Talks event, hosted by the National Spine Health Foundation and the Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation in honor of Scoliosis Awareness Month. Our esteemed panelists, world-renowned spine surgeons Dr. Larry Lenke and Dr. Suken Shah, guide you through an exploration of the latest treatments and advancements in pediatric and adult scoliosis. Together, they shed light on the unique aspects of these conditions, including what happens to scoliosis after adolescence, uncovering its progression and potential complications in adulthood. Watch here.
Spinal Champion Story!
FREE WEBINAR: June 27, 2023 | 5:00 p.m. EDT
Paige and Brooke are sisters who were diagnosed with Scoliosis in their middle school years. While they both tried bracing to help prevent the curvature from progressing, ultimately they needed to have surgical intervention. Despite this, Paige and Brooke remained positive throughout their journey. According to Dr. Hogue, their Spine Surgeon, “Brooke and Paige have a fantastic outlook on life and it carried through into their recovery. Even postop, when they both felt terrible, they had every nurse laughing hysterically. The nurses on the floor all wanted to take care of the Pistorino sisters because they struggled with comedy and grace.”
Register now for the webinar here:
Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation
The Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation (SSSF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting scoliosis research and is a proud member of the Coalition for Spine Health. SSSF empowers families impacted by scoliosis through education, connection, and awareness. Below, you will find some resources available from SSSF.
The Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation offers a patient handbook on Idiopathic Scoliosis that shares valuable patient information on the condition as well as insights from patients who have experienced a Scoliosis diagnosis. Coming soon, the 4th edition of the handbook has been updated to include additional information on topics such as Vertebral Body Tethering, enabling technologies, bracing research results and more!
Patients 2 Patients Webinar – You Are Not Alone!
June 28, 2023 | 5:00pm-6:00pm PDT
This webinar hosted by SSSF provides the opportunity for patients to hear from other patients who have experienced various scoliosis treatments such as bracing, spinal fusion, and Vertebral Body Tethering. Registration is free. https://www.settingscoliosisstraight.org/event/2023-patients-2-patients-webinar/
New Podcast Episode!
Unleash your inner superhero in this heartfelt episode of the “Get Back to It” podcast, where host Dr. Rita Roy teams up with Jennifer Fell and her incredible four-year-old son, Liam—a true spinal champion. Join their extraordinary journey from the fateful ultrasound that revealed Liam’s abnormal spinal curve to the daunting challenges that awaited them. Brace yourself for the importance of trusted specialists and invaluable resources, including the Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation and the National Spine Health Foundation. Liam’s happy and adventurous spirit shines through, even as he tackles the heroic task of wearing a brace from the early age of two years old. In addition, Jennifer shares how their family embraces open conversations about scoliosis with their 2 other children. You will be inspired as they prove that resilience and hope can triumph over any obstacle. Let their superhero story ignite your own inner strength. Listen here.
Spinal Champions with Scoliosis
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Do No Harm: A Remarkable Conversation Between a Patient and Her Spine Surgeon
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Unleashing the Power of Perseverance: How Suzanne Reclaimed Her Life
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