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Will this treatment approach get me the results..


Before you can ask this question of your doctor, you have to ask yourself what matters most to you, and what you would most like to get out of treatment. Many people with scoliosis undergo treatment because they want to improve their posture or appearance; others, because they want to prevent things from getting worse down the road. Everyone’s motivations for seeking treatment are unique, and it’s important to understand what yours are.

Once you know what you want, you should have a conversation with your doctor, and ask him if the treatment he or she is recommending is likely to be able to achieve the goals you have. As an example, impairments in lung function are the most common reasons for scoliosis-related work disability. However, even when surgery reduces the Cobb angle, it does not always improve lung function, and bracing can further reduce the ability of the body to breathe in and out. If your scoliosis is causing pain, you want to make sure that your treatment can help to relieve and reduce your suffering. The goal of treatment should be not only to reduce the Cobb angle, but also to provide you with the best possible emotional and physical well-being.


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"I struggled with back pain for 4 years prior to seeking help for my Scoliosis. I decided after visiting Dr. Breidenbach that it was worth the financial commitment and time dedication to go through the CLEAR scoliosis treatment. My pain throughout the 4 years was more of an extreme discomfort and occasional immobilization from immense pain spikes. My biggest problems occurred when I was on my feet for long periods of time, sitting for too long, and any type of consecutive lifting. It was emotionally draining because no matter what stretches, exercises or methods I tried, nothing seemed to work.
My pain level now, after completing the 4 month treatment program and continuing my at-home protocol, is extremely low and very manageable. The only time I experience discomfort is after very long days on my feet, which still only results in minor soreness. I am so much happier and less stressed about everyday activities, and can do so much more than before. My Cobb angle also improved from 13.8 degrees down to 4 degrees (71% improvement).
I would suggest the CLEAR scoliosis Center of La Crosse to anyone that experiences pain and dysfunction with scoliosis. The whole staff was extremely kind and supportive, while also maintaining a high level of professionalism. I am so happy to have a normal life without the constant annoyance and discomfort of pain from scoliosis.