Based in Denver, but serving patients as far reaching as the Middle East, Europe and all across the United States, ‘Dr. Jane’ has treated thousands of young girls, athletes and adults. It is her goal for 2013 to inform all parents of children with scoliosis that there is an option outside of painful surgery or brace insertion at the Rhino clinic. Dr. Jane is just one of a small handful of people on earth to offer this option.
More than 90% of people diagnosed with scoliosis are girls, usually between the ages of 11 to 14. The medical treatment options of watch and wait, bracing, and surgery, have dismal track records. “Here at Rhino Scoliosis Center we offer something different! Not only have we been able to reduce the size of every scoliosis we have treated, we also teach our patients what to do at home so that they can continue to improve all on their own.”
Scoliosis is estimated to affect 4.5% of the general U.S. population, about 13 million people. Nearly 500 new cases are diagnosed each day – about 173,000 new cases every year. According to studies, the average scoliosis patient may suffer a 14-year reduction in life expectancy.
“Our patients, primarily teenage girls, who have had treatment with us leave feeling empowered and excited that they have accomplished what is considered by many to be impossible. Their renewed hope is apparent, and they feel more in control of their health and their future. Additionally, their delicate self esteem, which is often low before they see us, rises through the roof after treatment. At the end of the day, that is what keeps us going at Rhino,” said Dr. Jane.
Dr. Jane’s 14 year old patient Brittanie Vorwaller recently told FOX News about her experience with Dr. Jane "I had been in a scoliosis brace for two years and I still have scars on my back from it because it hurt so badly, like it was awful," Brittanie said. "I heard about this and I was just like ‘oh my-gosh’ sign me up as fast as possible because it sounded so much better. Now I'm in so much more less pain. I feel so good throughout the day. Sitting even in a chair was so painful and now I can go throughout the day and I don't even think about pain once.”
Then there is Dr. Jane’s star patient, Abby. Abby’s scoliosis is a severe sideways curvature of the spine and she has been dealing with this since the first grade. It makes it hard to breathe and play like other kids her age. After just a year of treatment, Abby was spotted beating two adults in a race down the clinic’s hallway. Nothing is more touching to see this young, brave girl overcome a very serious obstacle in such a positive way. Now she runs like every other kid her age. The sky is truly the limit for her. “Before coming to see us, her ribs were literally resting on her hip.”
About Rhino Scoliosis Center:
Rhino Scoliosis Treatment is an emerging, cutting edge collection of therapies designed to reverse the progression of scoliosis, significantly reducing Cobb angles, improving posture, balance and lung function, while instilling a sense of purpose for each patient. Included among these therapies are:
Whole body vibration therapy
Muscle strengthening and endurance training
Static and active stretching