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Old 22nd November 2013, 10:14 PM
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Default Re: Clear scoliosis institute ny usa

hi jnt,

i believe Clear is a programme of chiropractic treatment, rather than a medical scoliosis treatment practice, so if you were looking into attending, i would advise remaining under the care of a scoliosis specialist doctor at the same time, so that they could monitor things. my personal stance is that chiropractic treatments will not fully correct a scoliosis, as it's a structural condition and these treatments are, sadly, not aggressive enough (i wish a less-aggressive treatment had a permanent effect, but unfortunately for larger and progressing curves, surgery is currently the only effective option), and require lifelong dedication to maintain any correction achieved.

these sorts of treatments can help with pain management for some patients though, it just depends what you're looking for and what would be best in your case. i certainly think to travel from ireland and have treatment would be very costly, so i would thoroughly research whether this is right for you prior to attending.
Diagnosed in March 2001 by family GP after my mum noticed an asymmetry in my spine. Referred to a consultant at the RNOH, Stanmore and started attending consultations for x-rays twice a year. Prescribed a TLSO brace to be worn 16 hours per day. Began with double major curves at approx 48 degrees. Offered surgery in 2003 aged 16 and declined to continue with school. Requested surgery in 2005 instead. Had T11-L3 fused on 16th July 2005 and haven't looked back! Released for all activities in March 2006, having been driving and riding horses with consultant's permission since 7 weeks post op.
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