When back pain made it difficult for Lisa Raskin to stand up straight in the morning, she knew something was wrong. At the Baylor Scoliosis Center, she was diagnosed with a 70-degree curve in her spine. Surgeons on the medical staff performed a complex surgical procedure in which rods were inserted to straighten her spine. The surgery relieved her pain and increased her mobility. "Baylor was extraordinary. I am so much better off today than before the surgery. I never expected this much change in my life."
Pamela Blaylock has a waistline for the first time in her life thanks to a three-part surgery to correct her spinal curvature performed at the Baylor Scoliosis Center at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano. Diagnosed at age 11, Blaylock had lived with her spine in a fully developed S curve most of her life. She was given no hope for a treatment. When her curve started compressing her lungs and other organs, she discovered the program at Baylor Plano. "Now I stand nice and straight," she said.