Scoliosis Center of La Crosse

Understanding the CLEAR Protocols

Scoliosis is an incredibly complex condition involving much more than the spinal column.  There is no one magic adjustment or therapy which will work in every case.  This is the reason why understanding our protocols and especially the science behind them is important.  Scoliosis treatment must be customized to the particular, specific needs of each individual patient.  However, there are certain key aspects of our protocols which are integral to achieving consistent, measurable success in scoliosis treatment.  It is important that the patient understand the science behind these protocols to take full advantage of their benefits.

The CLEAR protocols involves Mix, Fix, Set, to achieve success in scoliosis treatment. The Mix protocol coming from the use of various devices to warm up the spine prior to receiving chiropractic adjustments. The fix, coming from the adjustment itself, and the various devices used to perform those specific spinal adjustments.The final step, the set, comes from everything that is done post-adjustment to help "set" the spine into the correct position to ensure permanency of the changes.

Traditional vs Corrective Bracing 

Traditional bracing utilizes the Boston Brace, the most commonly prescribed brace for scoliosis today. The Boston brace differs from a corrective brace in the way that a corrective brace is designed to reduce the scoliosis while wearing the brace. Corrective bracing uses the best best corrective principles from other bracing methods. A corrective brace is custom designed to for the patients unique measurements and needs 

Corrective bracing is just one of the many options a doctor may consider when looking at how to treat scoliosis. Braces are prescribed on a case by case basis if the doctor truly believes it will help treat the patient.


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