Spine Awareness Month
June is spine awareness month and we're raising awareness of #kidsspinehealth!
Whether you or someone you know has a condition that affects the spine, or you're just starting to learn more about conditions affecting the spine, you'll find inspiring videos and patient stories, useful resources, and more.
Pioneering Spine Surgery Helps Joshua Ride a Bike
June 23, 2017
After Scoliosis Treatment, Avital Aims to Help Other KidsAfter a surprising scoliosis diagnosis, Avital Harris wore a back brace for two years. Now she is sharing her story, and plans for the future.
July 21, 2017
Love of Dogs Helps Chuck Through Spine Straightening TreatmentChuck Schultz is a longtime Gillette patient, athlete, and most importantly, a dog lover. Learn how Chuck's love of dogs blossomed (and led to him becoming a dog owner!) during his seven-week inpatient stay to treat his severe spinal curvature, called kyphosis.
April 6, 2017
Inimitable Avery: Relentless After Treatment for Scoliosis"It was definitely a shock. I almost didn’t believe it at first. I’m a competitive swimmer and athlete; I’d never really been hurt or sick in my entire life. I didn’t even know what scoliosis was." - Avery Wright
June 7, 2017
Straight Shooter: Erika Comes Back After Spinal Fusion"I realized, for the first time, that I was shooting straight. Due to my scoliosis, I'd been overcompensating." Erika, a basketball player, gained confidence after surgery to correct her spinal curvature.
Understanding Scoliosis Infographic