The consumer of Chiropractic may be somewhat surprised to find out that there is no formalized training in Chiropractic Colleges for the care and treatment of patients with scoliosis, yet on nearly every Chiropractic website, the condition is listed and treatment skills inferred.

Dr. McDougle has been a Certified Spinecor Brace Specialist as of 2008 via Becker Labs. Through this extensive training and experiences with the bracing applications, it became apparent that with in excess of 40 types of scoliosis presentations, care for patients with scoliosis indeed needed to be more specialized. Combined with his knowledge based upon his years in strength sports and rare experiences with post-polio victims from the 1950’s, Dr. McDougle has discovered that other problems for scoliosis patients involve more than just the spine. The Hox gene (6) of course is a factor in bony development of the spine, but compensatory reactions such as the EX pelvis, a short leg, pain with at least one knee, as well as compensatory reactions of the neck, shoulders, and rib humping may also be seen with those diagnosed  with scoliosis. A honed set of skills complimented with measured treatment protocols are the only way to expect a positive response to appropriate Chiropractic applications.


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