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Old 22nd November 2013, 10:25 PM
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Default Re: Clear scoliosis institute ny usa

I have no direct experience of the treatments the Clear Institute provides, but I have always felt uncomfortable about the way they have always seemed to focus upon the negatives of surgery rather than promoting how and why their treatment is effective. And as Becky says, Chiropractors are not MDs, however skilled they feel they are - here in the UK they would not be allowed to use the title of Dr in a medical context.

I recommend that you do a lot of research before paying out a great deal of money for something that is - I think - as yet an unproven treatment. Maybe the Clear Institute has published articles in peer reviewed medical journals (not just chiro ones) recently, I dont know.
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37 years old, diagnosed with infantile idiopathic scoliosis at 6 months old with curves of 62(T) and 40(L) degrees. Casting and Milwaukee braces until surgery at 10 - ant release/pos fusion T1-T12, halo traction. Post op cast and then TLSO. Further surgery at 18 (ant release/pos fusion extended to L3 to include lumbar curve, costoplasty) and 25 (another costoplasty). Fusion extended to L4 at 33 (XLIF with 4 pedicle screws and two short rods). Pre-op curves: 76(T) and 70(L). Post-op curves: 45(T) and 35(L). Diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome aged 34; scoliosis almost certainly due to this rather than being idiopathic.
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