TestimonialsRead or listen to previous patients’ life-changing experience with our team at the Southwest Scoliosis Institute.
When my patients have difficult spine deformities, I know Baylor Scoliosis Center is the place they belong. When it comes to deformities Baylor Scoliosis Center is the best for my patients.
Adrian Nguyen, MD
Chloe V: 14 years old, 65° curve “Recovery was hard at first but everybody would kind of work with me and Dr. Hostin and Dr. Shelokov would visit me, so I felt OK. The pain was really only the first day after surgery. After that I felt fine.”
Cindy G: 46 years old, 55° curve “It was wonderful — finally somebody said, ‘Yeah, I can do something for you.’ Finally I had some hope after 15 years of being told and looking into the future thinking ‘I’m going to be in a wheelchair one of these days.'”
Canda J: 45 years old, 65° curve “Before my surgery I went in with a list of things of all the things that I had done before. It was like, “Okay, can I do these things now?” He told me that I wouldn’t have a problem with. Scuba diving — I’ve done that. Softball, I’m playing now. And bowling, not a problem there. Actually I’ve got a better game now. He’s told me I can ride horses. I haven’t done that yet. Chances are I probably will.”
Carolyn M: 56 years old, 46° curve “I wasn’t aware that I had scoliosis throughout my life. I did things not knowing my condition. Water skiing. I have skydived. I have had horses several times over my life, and never enjoyed them for any length of time because my back pain would be so terribly bad. Eventually I couldn’t do the everyday, common things. It got to the point that I was unable to run my vacuum cleaner. Over time it was a lot to deal with, and you don’t realize it because it comes so gradually.”
Jolene M: 25 years old, double curve 82/90 ° “You go through a moment while you’re in the hospital that you think ‘why did I do this? My life was okay before.’ And now you’re in the hospital doing this. But then, after you start healing, you think, I’m so glad that I did this. It benefits me so well and I wouldn’t take it back. A little bit of something now gains a lot of something.”
Rhonda M: 44 years old, double curve 50/52 ° “I just want anybody else to know who’s been, or is where I was, there’s hope. There’s hope, and I didn’t have that for 14 years, and the last six of it, I thought literally I would spend the rest of my life in agony. But now I have my life back. He gave me my life back. I told him he was my hero.”
Sheila G: 54 years old, 76° curve “I’m raising my two youngest grandsons by myself, so there’s a lot that has to be done. I did not stop just because I was tired. If they had school functions, I had to go to that, even though it hurt and I was exhausted and everything. But now I am able to do more things with them, get out and walk with them. We do a lot more things together now. And I mean, I want to go do it now, and I feel good doing it.”
Pat H: 62 years old, 30° curve “All I had ever heard anybody say about back surgery was “Don’t do it; you’ll be worse than you are now!” but my daughter, who is a nurse, looked at the Southwest Scoliosis Institute website and said, “These guys just have such great credentials I think we need to check it out.””