Many people have heard the term scoliosis but few actually know what it is and how it affects their health and wellness. Dr. Andrew has advanced post-graduate education on the diagnosis and management of scoliosis. If you live in Bellingham and have been told you have scoliosis but are unsure what this means, our office is the perfect place for you to get clarity and comfort. Sometimes scoliosis can be permanent, but in many cases using corrective approaches utilized at Connect Family Chiropractic scoliosis can be improved or stabilized.
What is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is defined by a curvature in the spine in the frontal plane that is greater than 10 degrees. Scoliosis comes in many shapes and forms and getting an accurate diagnoses is critical for patient outcomes. At Connect Family Chiropractic you will get a thorough examination and Digital x rays in order for our team to create a comprehensive care plan specific to you. In some cases the goal may be to decrease the curvature of the spine and in others it may be to just stabilize and slow progression. Every case is unique and requires a trained professional for management.
Traditional medical treatment in the U.S. is “watchful waiting” for most curves under 25 degrees. This “do-nothing” approach is frustrating for parents and patients alike who are seeking to be more proactive. This is not the general approach in many other countries and at Connect Family Chiropractic we believe the sooner conservative measures are started the better chance of success.
At Connect Family Chiropractic we utilize Chiropractic Biophysics technique which is the most researched spinal rehabilitative protocol in all of chiropractic. Using this advanced technique for the management of scoliosis produces high quality results for our patients. We are passionate about serving our community members who have scoliosis as all too often they are told there is nothing that can be done. If you have heard this before and are simply not satisfied with that answer our office was created for you.