I have been with many a family that has cried over
the dilemma of having to tell their child with rapidly progressing
scoliosis that surgery is their only option. Parents from all over
the world have contacted me in desperation, fearing for their childs
health and well being. They had hit road blocks with traditional
methods of treatment from a 20th century based philosophy and approach
to addressing the disease.
I also have been fortunate to have cried with joy
with parents who have seen their childrens spines become straighter
and the child become healthier. What happened was that the children
were treated following a non-surgical, multifaceted treatment approach
that is evolving from a 21st century based philosophy and approach
for addressing scoliosis.
As a chiropractor, Ive been providing healthcare
to patients with spinal problems since 1986. For the past six years
my practice has focused on treating patients with idiopathic scoliosis.
I and other scoliosis care professionals are excited about promising
responses we have seen in treating patients primarily children
and women by employing relatively new insights and treatment
protocols that take into account a persons five body systems
rather than following the older philosophy behind and approach to
scoliosis healthcare that focuses solely on the skeletal body system.
However, more research into scoliosis and non-surgical treatment
options are needed, as is education about diagnosing the disease
and the non-surgical options available today. These are among the
reasons I founded the Scoliosis Care Foundation.
Gary Deutchman, D.C.
Founder and Director