The healthy human spine is relatively straight when viewed from behind and has a natural S-curve when viewed from the side. A spine with scoliosis substantially bends, rotates, and/or twists from that shape, and in more severe cases causes difficulty standing, walking, and breathing. It affects 2-3% of the world’s population, or 6-9 million people in the United States alone. Adolescent onset scoliosis is most common, and there is no known prevention. Some level of degenerative scoliosis is present in about two-thirds of all people aged 60 and older. Early diagnosis and treatment are important to mitigating adverse effects.
FDA clearance expected Summer 2022—we'll keep you posted.