Fort Collins, CO, December 03, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Dr. Michael Farrell of Spine Correction Center of the Rockies at 1101 Oakridge Drive, Suite A in Fort Collins announces a new, effective treatment for scoliosis. The treatment protocol utilizes a non-surgical, all natural collection of therapies to straighten the abnormal spinal curves in the back called scoliosis. Prior to this new treatment protocol, scoliosis patients had three options, wear a back brace for 16 to 23 hours a day, go into the hospital for a spinal surgery, or endure the symptoms till the pain becomes unbearable.
Scoliosis is a significant condition affecting 4.5 percent of the population and causing symptoms of back pain, headaches, fatigue, and in severe cases digestive symptoms and breathing difficulties. The condition affects women more than men and is often first diagnosed during the teen years. The spine of the back in a normal patient goes straight; the spine of the back in a scoliosis patient has a sideways curve that starts either in the upper or mid back. Depending on the severity, the abnormal curve of the spine can cause disability due to pain and trouble with proper inflation of the lungs during breathing.
This new treatment for scoliosis was developed by the Clear Institute, a group of chiropractic physicians that have extensively studied and developed treatments that are available in a clinic to treat scoliosis. Patients can receive treatment and then go back to work, school, or home.
The variety of techniques (modalities) that accomplish the Mix, Fix, Set of the therapy work together to straighten the spine of a scoliosis patient. Dr. Michel Farrell explains, “Mix, Fix, Set is an easy way to understand the process of what the spine must undergo to reduce a scoliotic curvature. Mix is where we loosen up the muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the spine in preparation for other treatments. The Fix portion of the program is involves utilization of the spinal adjustment. The Set portion of the therapy is where we utilize rehabilitative technologies to lock the spine into its new position again.”
X-rays are an important tool used to evaluate the patient before treatment begins. Dr. Farrell elaborates, “Each patient begins their evaluation with seated x-rays that allow the spine to be analyzed in 3 dimensions. An architectural analysis is done on these initial x-ray films. A diagnostic x-ray is performed on their second day of the patients’ exam process to determine if they are a candidate for care and to give a clinical indicator of how their spine will perform with the therapy.”
The new scoliosis treatment can help patients of all ages from preteen to those in their sixties. “While catching scoliosis earlier in life may allow for easier correction, fantastic results can be obtained by patients in their forties and fifties. The effectiveness of this new procedure is profound. To date, there has not been a scoliosis patient that we have not been able to make a positive impact on their ability to function,” comments Dr. Farrell.
The results seen with the new treatment are psychologically rewarding to the patients and chiropractic physician. “The ability to provide this new treatment for scoliosis has a very significant meaning to me as a physician. It is fantastic to see patients able to resolve their conditions without the invasiveness of surgery or bracing, which often times results in a severe disability. The impact that these new treatment protocols have on patients and their families lives provides inspiration to me that allow me to reach new heights not only in my clinic, but in my personal life,” remarks Dr. Farrell.
Dr. Michael Farrell received a Bachelor of Science from Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, Colorado majoring in Business Administration with minors in Science and Management with an emphasis in Leadership Studies, Outdoor Leadership, and Biblical Studies. In June of 2006 Dr. Farrell completed his professional education at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa earning a Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
He has furthered his education through extensive training in rehabilitation programs including the Pettibon technique. Dr. Farrell has traveled to India to provide humanitarian natural health care to people there. He resides in Fort Collins.