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  1. #1
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    Scoliosis Specialists

    Can anyone here tell me who are
    scoliosisspecialists.com?

    I ask because they have spammed my blog (I can spot a spam post a mile off), and in the post they have used the above link so basically they have employed someone to write for them on blogs and get links, if anyone here knows them and can tell me if they are legit then I may allow the post, if not I will delete.

    The comment on my blog was posted by "anonymous" and that rang alarm bells because why would a legitamate company offering help to people with Scoliosis post anonymously?

    Thanks

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    They are chiropractors.

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    Hola

    Thanks Linda, however, being a chiropractor doesn't make them bad people, we all have our opinions on chiropractors and mine isn't favourable I have to be honest but that doesn't mean I should shun them because they are.

    I have deleted their post as I believe it to be misleading, had they not been anonymous I might have been more considerate.

    Anyone here know anything else about them?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nutty View Post
    Hola

    Thanks Linda, however, being a chiropractor doesn't make them bad people, we all have our opinions on chiropractors and mine isn't favourable I have to be honest but that doesn't mean I should shun them because they are.
    I haven't seen anyone suggest chiros should be shunned because they are bad people.

    The correct reason to shun them is they are not trained to treat scoliosis and have no evidence (in about 100 years) of having successfully halted or decreased a curve outside of measurement error in controlled trials in the long run as far as I know.

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

    There is a reason why chiros are on Quackwatch (Chirobase).
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pooka1 View Post
    The correct reason to shun them is they are not trained to treat scoliosis and have no evidence (in about 100 years) of having successfully halted or decreased a curve outside of measurement error in controlled trials in the long run as far as I know.

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

    There is a reason why chiros are on Quackwatch (Chirobase).
    OK, first post, but I'll jump in here - you invited us to "correct me if I am wrong".
    Apparently some Chiro's ARE trained to treat scoliosis. SpineCor trains SOME in the use of their brace. And, in much less than 100 years, their IS evidence of that brace "successfully halting or decreasing a curve" in SOME people.
    My daughter will be treated by an orthopedic Dr using the SpineCor, but it could have just as easily turned out to be a Chiro treating her.
    But I think you are referring to "traditional" chiropractic techniques as having no evidence in 100years of successfully treating scoliosis.

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    No invitation necessary

    I certainly hope nobody waits for an invitation to correct statements! Evidence is always in order.

    In re Spincor halting/correcting curves, I think I specified the long term. I don't think Spincor has been around long enough, nor are there enough controlled studies to my knowledge, to say that Spincor does either of those things as far as I know.

    Rather, I think Rivard et al. are presently collecting data, no?
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    Quote Originally Posted by concerned dad View Post
    ... Apparently some Chiro's ARE trained to treat scoliosis. SpineCor trains SOME in the use of their brace. And, in much less than 100 years, their IS evidence of that brace "successfully halting or decreasing a curve" in SOME people. ...
    Concerned dad,

    I really wouldn't consider a chiro "trained to treat scoliosis" simply because they monitor a kid in Spinecor.

    Yes, Spinecor can halt a curve in SOME people (but so can *any* brace, or NO brace, for SOME people). I've yet to see any evidence, however, that chiropractic, Spinecor, or anything short of vertebral stapling, VEPTR or fusion can decrease a curve. Vertebral tethering also shows some potential promise.

    BTW, most SRS doctors won't treat with Spinecor ... which probably has something to do with the prevalence of chiros who do.

    Quote Originally Posted by concerned dad View Post
    My daughter will be treated by an orthopedic Dr using the SpineCor ...
    It looks like y'all found a rare ortho (out of curiousity, is he SRS?) who will use Spinecor. I do sincerely hope your daughter does well with it.

    Please be sure to insist on out of brace x-rays. My largest concern with Spinecor is the false success rate all too frequently shown by strictly in-brace x-rays. Just my opinion, but x-ray protocol should be the same with Spinecor as with other (ortho condoned) braces ... 24-48 hours unbraced before films. It's really the only accurate measure of determining a curve is being held.

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    Scloiosis Specialists

    My son sees Dr. Oulette in Georgia who is a Chiro. He does the Spinecor which is under the Scoliosis Specialists page I believe. In 3 mos. he has improved 3 deg. I have talked to people in his office from different states and they all have shown improvements. I don't know about anyone else but it s working for us.

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