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Scoliosis Care in Bismarck

Bismarck scoliosis chiropractic care.

Also referred to as a sideways curvature of the spine, scoliosis primarily affects girls between 10 and 14. Because scoliosis checks are no longer performed in schools, many people are unaware they have scoliosis.

The Importance of Getting Checked

We tell parents that if you have kids between 10 and 14, it’s important that your child is assessed for scoliosis. It’s so important to have an early detection because if you miss it and now a child has more moderate to severe scoliosis, it’s difficult to change even with the best technology.
If there’s a history of scoliosis in your family, your child should start getting checked around 8-9 years of age. It’s important to note that adults with scoliosis may also benefit from our treatment.

Our Approach to Care

By combining specific chiropractic adjusting techniques with the most advanced corrective techniques of ScoliBrace™ and Chiropractic BioPhysics® (CBP), significant correction is achievable.

Paperwork will be emailed to you prior to your appointment. We have a separate scoliosis screening sheet that we will have you fill out, in addition to our new patient paperwork. We’ll also send a medical release, so that we can gather other records, X-rays and MRIs. If you haven’t had X-rays, we’ll refer you out for those.

On the first visit, we’ll go through your paperwork and history. Dr. Mandy gathers all the information and will talk to you. She’ll ask if you’ve seen other providers, and if the scoliosis has changed over time. Next, we’ll do thermal scans.

If you’re local, please allow 30 to 45 minutes for the first appointment. If you’re coming from out of town, Dr. Mandy will combine visits one and two into a single appointment. Please allow 45 minutes to an hour for the combined visit.

Dr. Mandy will go through your X-rays and scans, then she will give you treatment options depending on how mild or severe the scoliosis is. For example, the scoliosis may be addressed with chiropractic or at-home traction if it’s not severe.

“I can provide two different options where we can take a more conservative route for a period and check-in, or we can take a preventative approach with bracing,” she said. We’ll also go over financials at this appointment.

If Dr. Mandy recommends bracing, you or your child will get a scan. Please allow 30 to 45 minutes for this separate appointment, and wear comfortable clothing. We take various posture images and then do three dimensional scans with a 3D scanner. We’ll also get other information, including height and weight, and then send everything off to have your custom brace made.

How does CBP treatment work?

To address all the tissues involved in spinal scoliosis, CBP emphasizes step-by-step structural rehabilitation, including

  • An initial period of restorative chiropractic care to increase neurological function, reduce pain intensity, frequency and increase spinal range of motion
  • Mirror Image® exercises designed to stretch and strengthen shortened muscles that have weakened in areas where they’ve adapted to an abnormal posture
  • Mirror Image® adjustments, using techniques such as Tonal Techniques, Drop-Table and Activator Methods®
  • Mirror Image® Traction

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get a brace?

Once we order the ScoliBrace, it takes about 3-4 weeks to get it in.

How long does a patient need to wear it?

We’ll have the patient wear it for 30 days, and then we do a 30-day brace X-ray so we can see what results they’re getting. Then we take a follow-up X-ray from 90 days from the first time they wear it.

Why do you take follow-up X-rays?

At 90 days, we do an outer brace X-ray that helps us identify how well the brace works and whether any changes are needed.

Does the brace include a monitor?

Yes, it includes a wear monitor. We can pop the monitor out from the brace and put it into the computer. Dr. Mandy can tell you how many hours your child wore the brace each day, which is helpful for her and parents.

How often does a patient need to come in if they’re seeing a different chiropractor?

Every six months. We do brace checks every 3-6 months to ensure the brace works as it should.

Book an Appointment

If you or your child has scoliosis we want to help. Contact Life Expressions Family Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment.

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Bismarck Scoliosis Chiropractor | Mandan & Lincoln
Life Expressions Family Chiropractic | (701) 223-8413