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Powell Corrective Care for Scoliosis—PCCS


Many people are aware of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in children, but did you know there is also adult-onset scoliosis? For adults, care is more about relieving pain and helping patients become more active with the reduction in curve.

Seeking Care Early

There’s a saying, “as the twig is bent, so grows the tree.” The earlier you diagnose and treat spinal curvature, the greater your chance of success. On our website, we provide parents with a link that allows them to upload a picture of their child, to look for postural abnormalities that might indicate a problem with scoliosis.

Many patients come to our practice already diagnosed and looking for alternatives to surgery. Medical intervention involves spinal fusion when the curve becomes substantial. While this may ease the curve, pain and loss of flexibility increase the chances of needing assisted living to 40% by the age of 65.

We send out paperwork to complete prior to your visit, and ask that you also provide insurance information for verification.

What to Expect

“Idiopathic” means there is no known cause for this condition. With a multitude of potential causes, we must address and consider each. Problems like ligament tightness or weakness, muscle tightness or weakness, or any number of issues.

Patients answer a series of questions specific to scoliosis. We do a postural evaluation, including digitized posture photographs, that allow us to take degree measurements.

After the comprehensive physical orthopedic examination, an X-ray evaluation is done, if the patient qualifies for care. A report of findings and a prescription are provided detailing the length of care, expectations, and outcomes.

The typical adolescent plan consists of a 12-week program, and we have a tremendous success rate in curve reduction without surgery. Patients are expected to be active participants in their care, both in the clinic and at home, to achieve their goals.

The ScoliBrace

We are one of the few facilities in Ohio that offers this specialized brace. Uniquely manufactured for each patient, it’s an important part of our care program. It may also be covered under your insurance plan.

Book a Visit

Schedule a visit to our clinic today and learn more about the PCCS program.

Scoliosis Care Canton, Massillon & Stark County OH | (330) 494-5533