To whom it may concern,
My inspiration to found Scoliosis in Oman began when I was diagnosed with scoliosis. Initially, I thought that I was in this battle alone, only to discover later on that many are battling this disease. This has inspired me to gather a support group for Scoliosis Warriors where we share our experience and continuously pursue for better non-invasive treatment. We also spread awareness on the disease and the available treatment options. With the help of various resources and the support of the community those goals can be achieved.
Scoliosis is a spinal deformity which affects 2-3% of the population. We lack of awareness about Scoliosis in many countries including Oman. Awareness plays an important role in early detection of scoliosis which is vital for non-surgical treatments. However, Oman lacks the proper diagnostic and treatment resources for Scoliosis. Treating scoliosis requires team work starting from the patient, to his/her parents, physiotherapist, radiologist, chiropractor, orthotic and orthopedic surgeon. It is not just a one per job. The whole community should unite and work together in the treatment. Scoliosis in Oman is willing to unite them all together, but in order for that to happen we must spread awareness amongst the society.
In conclusion, we will work hard as a team to do what’s best for the Scoliosis patient and society. We are aiming to enhance early detection by awareness & followed by early intervention with non-invasive treatments. Under the cooperation of all of the parties involved in Scoliosis, we can make it happen. We are making it happen.
Tariq Suhail Al Shaibani,
Founder & President of Scoliosis Awareness in Oman