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The decision is always up to you. We offer different savings and monthly payment programs. Our goal as your New Bern NC chiropractor and health care provider is to find something that fits in your budget so you can start feeling better again and live at your optimal potential.
Each patient will be given a unique treatment plan depending on his/her needs. We treat everything from acute to chronic conditions. Treatments can last anywhere from a couple of treatments to a few months worth of treatments depending on the patients needs.
Our goal is to first understand you and your condition. We use our over 30 years of experience to help you based on your age, your current level of health, how long you have had the problem and your health care goals. We are here for you!
Our job is to first understand you and your needs then offer you cost effective care plans and options for you to reach your health care goals. Please feel free to tell us what you want; whether you want long term correction of a problem or simple pain relief. We are here to help!
Most spinal adjustments are not painful at all. As a matter of fact, patients feel very good and often free from pain almost immediately. The best example is comparing it to starting a work-out regime; you may be a little sore but you know you did something positive to change your body. Adjustments are also very safe with no harmful or dangerous side effects
Yes, a minimum of 2,490 of class hours and (7.5) years of college education are required to become a Doctor of Chiropractic and is required by law in all states and most places around the world where chiropractic is practiced.
Our goal is to not just mask the symptoms, but to FIX the cause of the problem. This is based upon tests to determine what is needed to allow you to reach your optimal health. Once our medical team locates and corrects the cause of your health problems and the correction is complete, then the nervous system is restored back to normal function. The body will then cure itself.
At Advanced Health and Physical Medicine, we take pride in providing you with the finest health care through the best of Chiropractic, Medicine, Massage Therapy, Physical Therapy Exercises and Nutrition through state of the art, non-surgical techniques, making us unique among New Bern chiropractors.
We have great success treating various health problems including:
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First, many healthcare professionals are not aware of the scientific literature that details the negative side effects of the procedure. Also, very little follow-up with the patient is performed after the operation. Many surgeons believe that the surgeries they perform are beneficial to the patient because no one has returned to their office after the operation to inform them otherwise. Doctors are desperate to meet their patients’ demands for their scoliosis treatment , but have no options besides prescribing bracing (which, at best, only slows or stops progression, and at worst, actually worsens the scoliosis by weakening the postural muscles), or performing the surgery.
Obviously, if surgeons stop performing this surgery, they stand to lose a great deal of money. Alternative scoliosis treatment methods are simply not explored by the established medical community because of the possibility that they may prove to be more effective and less costly, thereby eliminating the need to treat scoliosis surgically, and also their source of income.
The answer is deceptively simple, and unfortunately based upon the laws of economics, rather than what is best for the patient. The insurance companies are undoubtedly aware of the research stating that 40% of operated patients are legally defined as permanently handicapped for the rest of their lives; in such an event, the insurance company’s financial responsibility for that patient is terminated, and federal Social Security & Disability programs are responsible for covering all medical expenses. There is nothing more important than your health and insurance should not be a criteria for getting care.
Typical chiropractic adjustments have been proven to be ineffective or even harmful to the scoliotic patient, due to the mobilization of fixated vertebrae by the adjustment. While this may cause pain relief in the short term, the long term result is increased progression of the Cobb angle. We are not focused on relieving pain, although this is certainly the end result. Dr Kean is committed to achieving structural changes to the spine that will allow the body to de-rotate and correct itself, and use specific, reproducible precision x-rays that are analyzed according to exact guidelines to measure and quantify the change.
The controversy over the effectiveness of bracing is somewhat misleading. You will never find any doctor in the world claiming that bracing will reduce or correct scoliosis; rather, the debate is over whether or not wearing a brace will prevent the scoliosis from getting worse. When doctors state that bracing “works,” what they’re really saying is that it stabilizes the scoliosis, keeping it at its current position. Most doctors will insist that bracing does “work” – with proper compliance. Recommended compliance is twenty-three hours per day, every day. If this seems a little extreme to you, you’re not alone.
In a study published in the American Journal of Orthopedics, 60% of the patients surveyed felt that bracing had handicapped their life, and 14% felt it had left a psychological scar. The Children’s Research Center in Dublin, Ireland, has not recommended bracing as a scoliosis treatment since 1991, stating, “If bracing does not reduce the proportion of children with AIS [adolescent idiopathic scoliosis] who require surgery for cosmetic improvement of their deformity, it cannot be said to provide a meaningful advantage to the patient or the community.
Scoliosis is not a genetic mutation, or a reaction to heavy backpacks worn in adolescence, or the result of an anatomical short leg. In fact, a recent study published in the scientific journal Spine in 2006 asserted that no specific gene has ever been linked to scoliosis. Scoliosis is the body’s natural and innate response to the loss of mechanical function provided by the normal curves of the spine. When these curves disappear, the body re-inserts them in another dimension.
If scoliosis has a “cause,” then it can only be described by the laws of physics! It is easy to understand the concept of mechanical advantage for yourself. Find a heavy weight, about 10 to 20 pounds, and hold it in your hand. Most likely, your elbow will come close to your body, and your palm will be up, with your fingers facing away from you. This is very similar to how your spine supports the weight of your head with the curve in your neck.
Now try removing the curve from your wrist; rotate it 180 degrees and bend it forwards with the weight still in your hand. Your elbow will swing out to the side to replace the lost stability. This is very similar to what happens in your spine when the curve in your neck is lost; the body develops scoliosis because a straight spine is extremely unstable.
Essentially, scoliosis is a biomechanical reaction to forward head posture and the loss of the curve in the neck, and develops when the body cannot maintain symmetrical growth forces due to pressure & interference on the nerves from a misaligned vertebra; this is often caused by trauma during birth or shortly afterward.
A: Simply stated, yes. Below, are 2 radiographs of an individual with broken Harrington rods.
These x-rays show Harrington rods that bent and broke while still inside the patient’s body. Many surgeons will refuse to operate on this condition, leaving the patient with few options to alleviate their pain & suffering.
You are wise to be concerned at this point. Interestingly enough it is common for a trauma to start a scoliosis becoming evident. That is because any such event traumatizes the cervical spine which then can start the scoliosis process in developing. Yes, 30 degrees is significant.
In fact in the ‘medical model’ for scoliosis, the term is ‘watch and wait’ which means once the scoliosis is discovered, it is re-x-rayed until it passes a 30 degree curve at which point it then becomes a candidate for either bracing (does not work) or surgery (also in long run very detrimental). It likely will get worse as you age. You are young enough (and apparently wise enough) to want to correct this now, which is a good thing.
Let me tell you that the two types of patients we have are the following types: 1-youngsters, teenagers whose parents have discovered their child’s scoliosis and want it corrected while young which of course is best or 2-Middle aged and older persons, mainly female who ignored their scoliosis since there was little or no pain and no interference in the activities of daily living until they reached their 40s or 50s or older.
The same scenario is consistent with those persons who have had supposed ‘successful surgery’ when younger and now in their middle years have serious problems. It is imperative in my opinion that you proceed with proper scoliosis treatment as a 30 degree curve can be reduced down to a ‘normal’ ‘non scoliotic spine’ at this stage.
The protocol we use is a compilation of various methodologies, and when combined have created far and away the best results available. They are as follows:
Spinal Adjustments specific to the abnormal ‘lever arms’ created by a scoliosis. They are: