“A Journey to Successfully Managing Scoliosis”
Living with scoliosis can be challenging, but I want to share my personal journey and insights on how I successfully managed scoliosis with a combination of advanced chiropractic biophysics adjustments, specialized exercise protocols, 3 dimensional spinal traction, spinal traction at home, and the support of a certified ScoliBrace doctor.
Tip 1: Find an Advanced Chiropractic Biophysics Certified Office
My journey began when I discovered the power of Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) and found a certified office. Dr. Jenkins (Dr. J) at Lighthouse Chiropractic in Kelowna, an advanced certified doctor in CBP, became my beacon of hope. He and Dr. Gage, who you will hear of later in this post, are the only 2 advanced certified doctors on the West Coast of Canada. Dr. J explained the importance of spinal alignment and how it directly impacts scoliosis. Chiropractic adjustments in an advanced CBP certified office are designed to correct spinal misalignments, providing targeted care that’s specific to your condition.
I can’t stress enough how vital it is to choose the right chiropractor, someone who understands the intricacies of scoliosis. Dr. J and his team were not only knowledgeable but also incredibly empathetic, making me feel safe and supported throughout my journey.
Tip 2: Embrace ScoliCare Exercise Protocols
In addition to chiropractic adjustments, Dr. J introduced me to the world of ScoliCare exercise protocols. These exercises were tailored to my condition and focused on strengthening the muscles around my spine. They helped me improve my posture and relieve the discomfort associated with scoliosis.
Committing to a regular exercise routine, specifically designed for my needs, was a game-changer. These exercises, when done consistently, played a significant role in managing my scoliosis over time.
Tip 3: Explore the Three-Dimensional Denneroll Table Traction
One of the innovative treatments I experienced at Lighthouse was the Three-Dimensional Denneroll Table Traction. This table allows for targeted stretching and alignment of my spine. It was a surreal feeling to lie on the table and feel my body gradually adjust over time.
These sessions were not only physically beneficial but also incredibly relaxing. The three-dimensional approach helped me address the curvature of my spine from multiple angles, offering long-term relief and improvement.
Tip 4: Home ScoliRoll Spinal Traction
Continuing the benefits of spinal traction at home was a crucial part of my management strategy. Dr. J recommended using a ScoliRoll device, specifically designed for scoliosis patients. This device allowed me to maintain the progress achieved during my office visits.
By incorporating the ScoliRoll into my daily routine, I was able to provide ongoing care to my spine, preventing the curvature from worsening. It’s a simple yet effective way to stay proactive in your scoliosis management.
Tip 5: Co-Management with a Certified ScoliBrace Doctor
Managing scoliosis is not a solo journey. It’s essential to have a support network in place. Co-managing your scoliosis with a certified ScoliBrace doctor can make a world of difference. The ScoliBrace is a specialized brace designed to support and stabilize the spine.
Dr. Brad gage, in coordination with Dr. J, helped me get fitted for a ScoliBrace that provided the additional support my spine needed. The brace was comfortable to wear and discreet, allowing me to continue my daily activities without feeling self-conscious.
Tip 6: Patience and Perseverance
Scoliosis management is a journey, and it’s important to remember that progress takes time. There were moments when I felt frustrated or discouraged, but I learned the power of patience and perseverance. The combination of chiropractic adjustments, exercise, traction, and bracing took time to show significant results.
I found that keeping a positive mindset and staying committed to my routine made a remarkable difference. I celebrated small victories along the way and used setbacks as opportunities to learn and grow.
Tip 7: Regular Check-Ins and Adjustments
Scoliosis is a dynamic condition, and it’s essential to stay vigilant. Regular check-ins with Dr. J and Dr. Gage were crucial. They made necessary adjustments to my treatment plan as my spine evolved, ensuring that I was always receiving the most effective care.
Managing scoliosis is a journey that requires commitment, the right team of experts, and a combination of treatments tailored to your unique needs. My journey has been challenging, but it has also been incredibly rewarding. With the support of advanced CBP care, ScoliCare exercises, traction tables, spinal traction at home, and the expertise of a certified ScoliBrace doctor, I have not only managed my scoliosis but also found hope and health along the way.
Remember that your scoliosis journey is unique to you, and with the right approach, patience, and support, you can embrace a healthier, more vibrant life. The team approach at Lighthouse not only changed my opinion of what chiropractic care is, it’s forever changed my life by helping me reduce and manage my scoliosis, something that no other doctor that I spoke to was able to do.