Scoliosis Treatment Guides

Knowledge is power when it comes to scoliosis. Our treatment guides give you a quick overview of each treatment option for scoliosis so you can be best informed to step forward in your scoliosis journey.

Rigo-Cheneau Bracing

October 2021

For our very first episode, we interviewed Mr. Luke Stikeleather, the founder of the National Scoliosis Center. The National Scoliosis Center helps scoliosis patients around the world treat their scoliosis with non-surgical medical techniques. Mr. Stikeleather was the first orthotist to introduce the Rigo-Cheneau Brace to North America in 2004, and Mr. Luke has now created custom braces for over 6,500 scoliosis warriors! Thank you, National Scoliosis Center, for your amazing work as a scoliosis support superhero! Check out our accompanying treatment guide to learn more about Rigo-Cheneau Bracing.

Emotional Support Resources

November 2021

For our second episode, we interviewed Ms. Lauren Higginson, the founder of Higgy Bears. Higgy Bears empowers and connects scoliosis patients across the globe by hand-crafting special teddy bears with scoliosis curves, braces, and casts. Ms. Lauren has impacted over 20,000 scoliosis warriors in over 70 countries with her empathy, dedication, and entrepreneurship! Thank you, Higgy Bears, for your amazing work as a scoliosis support superhero! Check out our accompanying treatment guide to find more emotional support resources.

Spinal Surgery

February 2022

For our fourth episode, we interviewed Dr. Paul Sponseller to talk about spinal surgery, the recovery process, and where patients can find more support and resources about surgery as a treatment option. Dr. Sponseller is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and the Head of the Division of Pediatric Orthopedics at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Johns Hopkins Hospital is a nonprofit academic medical center in Baltimore, Maryland, that treats patients around the world, leads critical medical research, and teaches the next generation of medical professionals. Dr. Sponseller was also the president of the Scoliosis Research Society, a worldwide organization researching about how to better understand and care for scoliosis. Thank you, Dr. Sponseller and everyone at Johns Hopkins Hospital, for your amazing work as a scoliosis support superhero! Check out our accompanying treatment guide to learn more about spinal surgery.