FAQ

Scoliosis frequently asked questions.

Scoliosis Academy - Janzen & Janzen Health Center Campbell, CA.

We specialize in conservative care with a specialty in non-surgical scoliosis treatment!

How much does ScoliAcademy™ cost?
The cost of a course at the ScoliAcademy™ is entirely dependent on the case. What is included in the program, the duration, and the amount of follow up is all added up into a carefully determined cost break-down that is provided to each individual based on their case. Fill out the contact form with you or your child’s latest x-rays to have our doctor’s create a treatment plan with a cost estimate attached! Click here to fill it out!

Is lunch provided during camp?
ScoliAcademy™ Enrollees will have one hour for lunch that they can either bring with them to the health center and store in our fridge or they can head out into Campbell for lunch on all days except for Pizza Day Thursday when the patients get out earlier and have some pizza!

What are the hotel/accommodation options if I am attending the Academy?
Check out our accommodations page for more information on places to stay during our treatment camps. Our patients get a 15% discount at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Pruneyard while they see us for treatment and patients who stay at the Courtyard Marriott in Campbell receive a 10% discount when they book in advance!

How soon should we start noticing the permanent changes?
Around the 6 or 9 month mark, the doctors will be able to evaluate how effective the intensive treatment is and how permanent results are forming.

Why do you use hard braces? Don’t they make scoliosis worse?
Some braces are poorly designed, and improperly fit to the patient’s body. Other braces, like the Rigo-Cheneau style brace here at Janzen and Janzen, have excellent design characteristics and can be highly corrective when fit by a skilled specialist. Read more about bracing effectiveness and how braces contribute to success by clicking here!

What’s the success rate?
Click here and check out our true scoliosis success page to read about what kind of goals we are able to reach with our program and what kind of realistic goals we have for every case. To get an idea of what success you could have with your or your child’s case here at JJHC fill out a contact form with your case information!

How many X-rays are taken and do you use lead protection to limit exposure?
We do need to take images in order to properly treat the scoliosis. We start with a baseline x-ray to determine what type of curve we are dealing with and get the latest measurement. If the patient brings in a current x-ray from another clinic, we can usually use that one. After that, there are approximately 3 other x-rays that might need to be taken during the 2-4 week long Scoliosis Academy. These are for the purpose of making sure the Home Program is pushing the spine toward neutral and not collapsing any of the curves. Every patient is different, there is really no “packaged” treatment plan, and each treatment must be tested.

We make every effort to limit the x-ray exposure to the patient with each shot. First, we take the x-ray at approximately 1/10th the milli-Amp dose of regular x-ray shots of the same body parts…using the digital software to enhance the picture of the spine. Although a little less quality of an x-ray, the films are still of diagnostic quality for Cobb angle checks and significantly reduce the exposure to the patient. Second, we use lead to shield the breast tissue, thyroid and gonads (ovaries or testes). Third, we face the patients back to the x-ray, creating a natural barrier to the more radio-sensitive tissues in females that are found in the front of the patient.

By using all of these methods to reduce exposure, all the x-rays that we take combined over a patients entire period of treatment with us will usually be much less than the one x-ray taken by the standard medical clinic. Reminder that all of the radiation doses combined at our office are still less than the patient taking a flight from California to New York. See our MRI / x-ray page by clicking here!

With cases that are in surgical range, what are the factors you consider when giving advise?
There are cases where the benefits of surgery outweigh the risks. When reviewing surgical range cases size of curve, rate of progression, health of patient, and a patient’s ability to succeed with conservative protocols are some factors we discuss with patients and parents as they decide the pros and cons of surgery and personally decide whether or not to take the risk. In cases where surgery is not an option due to another medical condition or syndrome where non-surgical treatment becomes your only choice, we have worked with patients to put a plan together to manage their care.

What is the largest Cobb angle that you have managed at the ScoliAcademy™?
We have helped given patients the management tools to help live a functional and pain free life with Cobb angles over 130 degrees.


 

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ScoliAcademy™


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ScoliAcademy™
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Every scoliosis case is different, and must be treated as such. The ScoliAcademy™ at Janzen and Janzen Health Center is an individualized program that uses methods from across the world to achieve effective long-term success for each scoliosis case.

The ultimate goal of ScoliAcademy™ is to teach every scoliosis patient how they can take care of and manage their scoliosis for the rest of their life.

The ScoliAcademy™ is typically a 2-4 week initial in-office scoliosis treatment program with quarterly follow ups through skeletal maturity, or until goals are reached. Its purpose is to utilize the in-office treatment time to allow the doctors and therapists to determine what variety of scoliosis treatments will work best for each individuals.
Treatments
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* Schroth Based Physiotherapy
* Activities of Daily Living Training
* Strengthening Exercises
* Flexibility Training Protocols
* 3D Scoliosis Academy Brace
* Nerve Elongation Protocols
* Root cause testing and treatment
Contact Info
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Janzen & Janzen Health Center (JJHC)
256 East Hamilton Ave., Suite F Campbell, CA 95008 USA