I was diagnosed with Scoliosis when I was 13 years old, and I didn’t do anything until the age of 25. My curve got really bad, and when I first came here, it was 84 degrees. Now, I’ve been coming to Dr. Hersh for two years, and now it’s 64 degrees which is a lot better.
I like coming here because the doctor is very nice to me, and everyone is nice here. I mean, the treatment is painful. I cannot say it’s not painful, but at least you get results after that. Once I’m done and do the after X- rays and I see the improvement that I did, I really feel happy. I would recommend it to anyone to come here, especially if you have really bad scoliosis like mine.
Just come here, and you’ll find someone to take care of you.
Yeah, I’ll go first. Hi. My name is Mia, and I’m from the Caribbean island of Dominca. I started out with a 43 degree curve, and after 2 weeks, it went down to 32. I had less pain, a lot less pain in my back, and it has been [inaudible 0:23].
I’m Mia’s mom. I must say that the six weeks of treatment I feel very happy. My daughter was in constant pain in Dominica. I’m just so relieved to see that she’s so much straighter. She had one leg longer than the other, and that gave quite a bit of pain. Returning with her learning self-management and how to handle and manage scoliosis, and I just want to say it’s been great. I’m happy I called the Scoliosis Center.
Hi, my name is Treya. I work at the Scoliosis Correctional Center. And I just want to real quickly say that one of the things I think makes our clinic really special is that we have a really intimate setting. We get really close with the patients. The patients get great results. I, personally, love waking up in the morning, coming here, knowing I’m going to be helping somebody.
We do a lot of really special things for our patients. I know you’ve seen we have apartments upstairs where the patients can stay at, walk downstairs to their treatment. Also, for example, we have a patient here this session from Iran. I was picking her up from the airport. Her flight was supposed to arrive at 5:00 p.m. on a Sunday. It ended up getting canceled. She wasn’t coming in until midnight. I was still there for her, picked her up, brought her back to the apartment. She didn’t have a rental car. She needed groceries. I took her out to the supermarket.
We just get very close with the patients. Our session is right around the holidays. We’re treating the day before Christmas, the day after Christmas. The doctor has opened up his home. There’s actually two patients, one from Russia, and again one from Iran, that will be coming to the house and spending the holidays with us. So, I think, just something really special that sets us apart from the other places.