Fighting Scoliosis Together – Brooke’s Story

Fighting Scoliosis Together – Brooke’s Story Hi! My name is Brooke ,and I am 13 years old from Alberta, Canada. I was diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in May of 2018 when I was 11. I was sent to get an x-ray a few days later. At this point, I just felt extremely unlucky. I Read more about Fighting Scoliosis Together – Brooke’s Story[…]

A Scoliosis Warrior – Trinity’s Story

A Scoliosis Warrior – Trinity’s Story When my daughter, Trinity, was 5 yrs old, we took her in to our family physician for a normal school physical.  The doctor did a Scoliosis check on her and suggested that we have some X-rays done as more of a precaution than anything. To this point, Trinity had Read more about A Scoliosis Warrior – Trinity’s Story[…]

WCR Bracing, Schroth, and Curvy Girls – Kylie’s Journey

Kylie’s Scoliosis Journey Hi! I’m Kylie. I live in Bossier City, Louisiana. I’m ten years old and I have scoliosis. I was first diagnosed with scoliosis when I was 7. At first, they just watched and waited to see what my back was going to do. It progressed a little between appointments but not too Read more about WCR Bracing, Schroth, and Curvy Girls – Kylie’s Journey[…]

Surgery Is Not Always Recommended – Family Facing a Surgery Dilemma

The decision to move forward or not move forward with surgery is not one that should be taken lightly. Some cases are straight forward, while others, like Anastasia’s, are a little more complicated. Anastasia’s mom, Stacey, shares the dilemma they faced when their doctor did not recommend surgery for Anastasia’s 50° curve. While reliving this Read more about Surgery Is Not Always Recommended – Family Facing a Surgery Dilemma[…]

When to “Watch and Wait”

When to “Watch and Wait” Your child is diagnosed with scoliosis and your parental instincts kick in: you want to make it better and make it better right away. Delaying any sort of treatment just does not seem like a viable option. Your clinician’s advice of “watch and wait” goes against every parental instinct that Read more about When to “Watch and Wait”[…]

How Does Bracing Make You Feel?

Bad Sobernheim Stress Questionnaire Welcome to the Bad Sobernheim Stress Questionnaire (BSSQ-Brace) These questions are about how you feel while wearing a brace. Please read this questionnaire carefully and answer truthfully. This questionnaire makes it easier for you to recognize any psychological stress caused by your brace. Your results will be shown on the next Read more about How Does Bracing Make You Feel?[…]

No More Backpack Blues

No More Backpack Blues Backpacks and scoliosis braces are not always friends. Especially at first, it can be challenging to get comfortable carrying your backpack while wearing your brace, but here are pointers for how to carry your backpack and alternatives to a traditional backpack. Backpack Tips WEAR BOTH STRAPS Wearing both straps better distributes Read more about No More Backpack Blues[…]

Rilyn Dinyae Shows Us How Braces Are Made

Rilyn Dinyae Show Us How Braces Are Made Rilyn Dinyae is a Youtube vlogger who is sharing her experience with scoliosis and scoliosis bracing online. Her latest video beautifully shows how a Rigo Cheneau scoliosis brace is fabricated. Her orthotist, Luke Stikeleather, is the President of the National Scoliosis Center (NSC). If you want to learn Read more about Rilyn Dinyae Shows Us How Braces Are Made[…]

Princess Eugenie’s Wedding Dress Statement

Princess Eugenie’s Wedding Dress Statement  “I think you can change the way beauty is, and you can show people your scars,” she told the U.K. channel, “and I think it’s really special to stand up for that.” Princess Eugenie made a big statement on her wedding day by choosing a dress that revealed her scoliosis Read more about Princess Eugenie’s Wedding Dress Statement[…]

Confidence and Scoliosis – Katy’s Advice for Bracers

Confidence and Scoliosis So this is just a little post about being confident with scoliosis.💚 When I first got my brace, I lived in baggy jumpers. Even when it was boiling outside, I used to sit in a jumper and sweat until i felt dizzy and ill, all because I did not want people to Read more about Confidence and Scoliosis – Katy’s Advice for Bracers[…]

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Fighting Scoliosis Together - Brooke's Story


Hi! My name is Brooke ,and I am 13 years old from Alberta, Canada. I was diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in May of 2018 when I was 11. I was sent to get an x-ray a few days later. At this point, I just felt extremely unlucky. I knew that there were way worse things that could have happened to me, but out of everyone I knew, I had to be the one with a medical condition. After receiving an x-ray, my local chiropractor called my mom and told her that I had a 27 degree right thoracic curve and a 24-degree left lumbar curve.

We hoped that they would be mild, not moderate or severe. But luckily, we still caught it early enough to effectively treat it. So, I was then sent to another chiropractor in a city two hours away, where I was put into a brace 20 hours a day for four(ish) years. I have a Scolibrace which doesn’t just hold your curve in its place, but it also corrects it. I also had to go to my city chiro for 4 days, for an intensive Schroth program. There I received shock wave therapy, Scoliroll treatment, and traction table treatment. In January 2019, I found out that my right curve progressed from 27 to 35 degrees and my left decreased from 24 to 21. I also got a new brace ordered at this time because I grew out of my old one. And then my x-ray in August showed an improvement from 35 to 30 on the right and from 21 to 19 on the left.

I have a Instagram scoliosis support page called @scoliosis._.life which recently hit 900 followers! I also help run a group account called @_scoliosis.fighters_ with 4 other girls. On my group account, we are currently looking for some scoliosis stories to post, so if you would like to be featured on our page, please dm us! You are also welcome to dm my page to talk to me! Thank you for reading my story!