This life-changing diagnosis can feel very isolating but know that you are not alone. Scoliosis is estimated to affect at least 5% of the population. Dr. Bret Wickstrom has firsthand knowledge of the helplessness and confusion that comes with the diagnosis of scoliosis. Dr. Wickstrom understands, just like you do, that scoliosis can have the power to impact your life, not only with progressively increasing pain and disfigurement, but also affecting your overall health, quality of life, and longevity.
Unfortunately, mainstream treatment options are either painfully invasive, lacking in results, or both. We want you to know that there is hope. This post will explain the methods used by Dr. Wickstrom during treatment so you can feel confident when choosing to seek help. You will understand what to expect during your first visit, what makes Corrective Chiropractic of Greenville, NC unique from any other treatment method, and why our approach will achieve maximum results. At Corrective Chiropractic, we want you to feel comfortable and confident that Dr. Bret Wickstrom is the right choice for you or your loved one’s health.
Corrective Chiropractic utilizes modern technology and Dr. Wickstrom is trained extensively to not only reduce the pain and disfigurement of scoliosis but to actually reduce the scoliosis curve, allowing the body to heal and regain proper function without relying on bracing or surgery.
As you are aware, scoliosis is a very complex condition. At Corrective Chiropractic, all treatment (whether you have scoliosis or not) begins with a comprehensive history review, Orthopedic and Neurological Examination, Digital Weight-Bearing Analysis, Structural Radiographs, and a chiropractic adjustment. From the information gathered, Dr. Wickstrom will determine the best treatment plan to correct or reduce your scoliosis. Inside Corrective Chiropractic, you will find an array of specialized equipment that Dr. Wickstrom will use to customize care for your body. Dr. Wickstrom uses a combination of in-office procedures and at-home care that keeps your spine healing between treatments.
There have been countless success stories where scoliosis has been reduced or even corrected, but it is vital that the doctor and the patient work together as a team. Dr. Wickstrom will monitor and determine results throughout your care plan by taking interval examinations and x-rays. He will also develop maintenance and monitoring plans to reduce the likelihood of any reversal once the correction is achieved.
Any shifted spine has tight muscles, ligaments, and tendons that have progressed over time with scoliosis or any spine under stress. At, Corrective Chiropractic, our first step in correction is to “loosen them up”. Spinal flexibility is one of the key factors in scoliosis reduction. These Isometric Stabilization Therapies develop this imperative flexibility in the spine. Corrective Chiropractic clinic has specialized equipment that has been designed solely for this purpose.
Once the supporting spinal structures are loosened and pliable, Dr. Wickstrom will then direct the spine into proper alignment through safe and effective spinal adjustments. Corrective Chiropractic’s method of adjusting is based on years of clinical research by hundreds of doctors. Dr. Wickstrom utilizes a combination of Chiropractic BioPhysics™ and CLEAR Institute™ treatments to treat a scoliotic spine. Adjustments are designed for each patient from hundreds of different measurements and angles from the initial Structural Radiographs and Digital Weight Bearing Analysis.
The last step is to re-educate the body’s supporting muscles to hold and maintain your newly corrected positions. Isometric Stabilization Therapies, Traction, and Spinal Remodeling are our approach to holding the corrected spine. The body’s weaker areas must be rebuilt. Through these precise exercise and remodeling system allows the body’s nerve system to become reprogrammed against gravity making each correction much more stable. These procedures re-educate the brain to hold the new corrected spinal position.
This protocol is relatively painless, but the patient may experience some mild soreness or discomfort during the initial onset of treatment as the body adapts and heals in its newly corrected position. Some patients have reported mild muscle soreness the day after treatment. It is extremely rare that a patient is unable to complete treatment due to physical discomfort.
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