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08-13-2005, 03:36 PM
Does anyone truely know (by experience) effective scoliosis treatments other than bracing and surgery. I have come across some such as ASCO etc. but how do I know it's not a hoax, or if it's effective? I hate sitting around and doing nothing, thinking that the brace is only preventing my curve, not treating it. It's frustrating because I can't see my curve getting better, I don't feel the brace correcting my posture when I'm wearing it.

08-31-2005, 04:09 PM
My daughter is 12 years old and had a curve of 11 thoracic and 15 lumbar. I took her to the ASCO treatment with Dr. Formisano in Chester, NJ. She did it diligently and also did her home exercises. After 6 weeks, her curve decreased to 8 thoracic and 8 lumbar. That is a big difference. In my estimation, the therapy was very successful and took her out of the bracing category for the time being. She is following up with her exercises. I would highly recommend it and thank G-d that something alternative is available. She also got much stronger and her posture improved.

Karen Ocker
08-31-2005, 05:03 PM
I do not trust the measurements. There is a margin of error by several degrees and even differ between morning and evening or standing and laying down.

I think it is an expensive sham with slick advertising. No one has proven PERMANENT improvement/arresting of curves using those techniques.

Have your daughter's curve monitored by a scoliosis doctor not involved with ASCO for your daughter's protection.


04-05-2006, 11:27 PM
I'd also like to know some more treatments, I feel the same way.

04-06-2006, 07:51 AM
I've been trying OMM for only the past 4 months. It helps with the pain and worked better than chiropractic for me. It's a combination of accupressure, massage, and adjustments that treat the whole patient. It WON'T correct the curves but MAY slow down the rate of curvature
Good luck!