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Northwest Chiropractic & Rehab in Rogers AR has a scoliosis traction chair. Watch here how they position a patient in the traction …

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  1. I would like to try that chair. It looks like it is going to straighten my spine.

  2. This machine feels awful. When I was using one, it was tiresome, and the head strap always made my chin ache afterwards. A word of caution: don’t buy it lightly, it costs a lot and it doesn’t always work. And the doctors are not infallible: one of mine cranked my spine in the wrong direction for two weeks in a spinal boot camp (Dr Clayton Stitzel in Lititz, PA). Yeah, I used this for a year and my spine still became over a hundred degrees and I had to get major surgery.

  3. Ilm sorry to be so negative, but even if this is somewhat successful in reversing the curve, there is NO guarantee that this will be helpful in the long run. My small scoliosis curve was diagnosed at age 12 thru my school exam. Despite seeing my primary care Dr, who did NOTHING but tell me to stand up straighter because I had poor posture, I spent many asymptomatic years for a VERY long time. I worked as a surgical assistant for 20 years, standing for 8-10 hours a day. Very slowly the pain increased over the past 15 years until finally I ended up on full disability in 2007. My slight curve had become a 50 degree curve over the course of nearly 40 years.6 months ago, at age 52, I underwent a 15 hour surgery, spent 2 days in ICU, and a week in the hospital. My miracle surgeon placed 2 titanium rods from C-2 all the way down to my pelvis, along with over 50 screws. A second 5 hour surgery followed 2 months afterward to replace my entire cervical spine hardware due to complications. I am now home recovering, and it has not been an easy road.Currently my rehab continues, twice a week. My Dr made it possible for me to finally stand straight, and hold my head up, instead of it falling down to the left side of my body. Tho I still require pain medication, my life is now 90% better. It will still be 3-5 years before I am fully healed, and my range of motion is severely limited. My advice…be sure to explore ALL your options, and do NOT assume a temporary fix now will last your entire life. Be sure to see an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spinal deformities, no matter where you have to travel to. My experience with several neurosurgeons was nothing less than hugely disappointing, incl. 14 spinal fusions that not once had any positive results. I owe everything to Dr. Christopher Hamill, here in Amherst, New York, right in my own backyard. My only regret is that I did not find him sooner. I am NOT saying that any of these other treatments will not be successful, but I want to encourage everyone to pursue ALL available options. My heart goes out to every single scoliosis patient, and I pray you all find your own "miracle" Doctor, as I did. I am happy to answer any other questions you may have, but PLEASE do not become complacent with your current diagnosis, and seek the most effective treatment you can find, while you are young. You will then be able to bounce back quickly to your normal life, I certainly wish I had.

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