Non-surgical treatment for scoliosis
We also have a full range of non-surgical treatment options for kids with scoliosis, including both the Rigo 3D brace and Boston brace. We partner with Rigo-Cheneau trained orthotists and certified Schroth method physical therapists for bracing, and our established infantile scoliosis program offers MEHTA/RISSER casting from our experienced physicians.
Working together to help your child
Our spine care team, including Chief of Spine Surgery, Dr. Nigel Price; Dr. Richard Schwend and Dr. John Anderson work closely with other Children’s Mercy specialists, such as pediatric anesthesiologists, intensivists, rehabilitative physicians, neurosurgeons, and certified orthotists. Everyone on your child’s team is working together for the best possible outcome.
Advancing spine care through research
Children’s Mercy was one of the largest contributors of participants in the Bracing in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Trial (BrAIST), a National Institutes of Health-funded study that affirmed the effectiveness of bracing for young people with moderate adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. We continue to be involved in the second phase of the study.
We collaborate with national spine registries to share information and resources within the research and clinical communities.