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The Value of Scoliosis Care

Scientific studies have confirmed that there is a direct correlation between a patient's perception of their health as measured by a health questionnaire, their mortality rate, and the severity of their scoliosis. In other words, the larger the degree of curvature, the more the scoliosis impacts your overall health and well-being, and reduces your lifespan.

Obviously, every degree of correction counts! But what is the real cost, per degree? Let's take a moment to examine the value of various methods of scoliosis treatment as applied to a hypothetical patient with a 50 degree Cobb angle.

Harrington Rod Scoliosis Surgery

At a cost of roughly $120,000, the surgeon performing the operation will aim to reduce the curvature by roughly 50%. So the cost involved would be $4,800 per degree of correction, and the correction achieved has been shown to be temporary. Curves will continue to worsen after surgery, by about one degree per year.

Typical Chiropractic Care for Scoliosis

In one study, participants averaged 1.4 degrees of correction after one year of "standard" chiropractic care. If one year of non-intensive chiropractic care is roughly $10,000, then this works out to about $10,000 per degree of correction... not to mention the time investment!

Scoliosis Hard Bracing

This is a trick question – hard bracing will never reduce the severity of scoliosis, and whether or not it even stops progression is heavily debated amongst orthopedic surgeons. But for our purposes, the value of bracing cannot be determined, because it is impossible to divide any cost by zero.

At the Scoliosis Correction Center, costs start atapproximately $3,500 for one week of intensive care to $6,000 for two weeks of intensive care. We also have longer comprehensive care plans for patients who live closer to New York City.

Bottom Line

Our method of scoliosis correction is both non-invasive and significantly less expensive than traditional treatments.

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Dr. Sid is the only doctor in metropolitan New York and the north east region who offers integral ScoliSMART scoliosis care.

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