The standard medical model for treating scoliosis in teens is wrong. For instance, the young patient is often diagnosed in Singapore during school screening and then referred to a doctor for x-rays to confirm the diagnosis. Here is where the first problem lies, if the scoliosis is below 25 degrees patient is asked to wait and see if the scoliosis will continue to get worse.
This is when we should find an effective way to correct the small scoliosis curves; it would be so much easier. If the scoliosis curve is 25 degrees or above, then a brace is usually prescribed. The problem with bracing is that it is not very effective in preventing for further curve progression. This information can be easily verified by reading a few research papers. A scoliosis brace is also hard to wear in a tropical country like Singapore, because of the humidity and heat. Lastly, when the scoliosis curve reaches 45 to 50 degree orthopedic surgeons will say that surgery is necessary, unfortunately the is no medical evidence to support this recommendation and people have been shown to have near normal lives even with scoliosis curves reaching 100 degrees.
As a chiropractor and being certified by CLEAR™ Institute and having earned the privilege to be part of their Board of Advisors, I believe that scoliosis fusion surgery is not the right thing to do for patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. I believe that non surgical scoliosis treatment is the correct and natural way to preserve the function of the spine, that is, to provide mobility between different body segments. The doctor certification process is a long and rigorous process that shows CLEAR™ Institute that the chiropractor is capable of correcting scoliosis by non surgical means following their treatment protocols.