Read About How Advanced BioStructural Correction™ Can Help People with Scoliosis
I was born with scoliosis. It was never treated and caused many problems in my ability to function. Throughout my entire 53 years, I have never been able to lie flat on my back on a hard surface. The scoliosis caused a great deal of tension in my entire body. To work and stand in semi-comfort, I began to curl my toes for balance causing the development of large, thick callus on both great toes and myofascitis (hard sore bumps under the skin in both arches of my feet). This made walking even more difficult.
For the last seven years, I slowly developed osteoarthritis in my right hip. This condition resulted in a total hip replacement. After the surgery, I had to once again learn how to walk. I went to physical therapy for several weeks with some result. I started to become depressed and decided I was just getting old at a younger age (faster than everyone else).
I returned to care but with Advanced BioStructural Correction™ about twelve weeks ago and a miracle has happened. I am able to stand, walk and sit comfortably. My muscles no longer have to struggle to hold a posture. I also can lie on my back on the floor without discomfort. I walk as though I never had surgery! And, I can actually balance on the operated leg. The callus on both toes are disappearing as is the myofacitis, those painful bumps in my feet. For the first time in my life, I actually walk, stand and sit with ease. I have energy I haven’t had in years.
Carol C., age 53
I had Horrible back pain and was told I had Degenerative scoliosis and it was not fixable – I would have to learn to live with it. Even beyond that I was a walking medical nightmare for the past 4 years! I was suffering from debilitating migraines, aches and pains all over my body; I was so tired all the time it felt like someone literally took my batteries out! I have been through more medical tests than a lab rat, Lupus, Lyme disease, CFS, the list goes on and on of what “they thought” I had. I was even told I was getting older – I am now 30 years old! One so-called doctor told me it was all in my head!
I had almost given up when I found Spinal Wellness and visited their website. After the first week of Advanced BioStructural Correction™ I felt great! For the first time in so long I woke up in the morning with no pain in my back. Within a couple weeks my migraines were gone! All the bottles of pain killers and migraine pills no longer needed to be open – I could close the drug store in my bathroom! I feel like I got a new body when in reality I just got back the one I used to have. I am still on the road to recovery and there are set backs but I have never gone back as far as I was before I came here. My children, Samantha and Manley, also come here as I want them to learn now to take care of their spines. I do not wish my condition on anyone. I was always a very active person and when my body no longer wanted to do anything it scared me. A month after coming I planted an evergreen in my front yard with my kids, before Spinal Wellness I would have had to have my husband or brother to do that for me. I have energy again and it is so wonderful!
Tracy G, age 34
My name is Jamie R.; I am 20 years old and I was first diagnosed with scoliosis when I was 12. I had a 35 degree S-shaped curvature that curves to the left near my shoulders and to the right near my pelvis. My scoliosis was not immediately obvious because my spine compensates for itself by twisting one way and then back to the other.
Several of my doctors say they would like to have caught my scoliosis at a younger age while I was still growing – I was already 5’7″ at age 12 and am about the same height right now. ( Michigan public schools are required to screen for scoliosis in elementary and middle school students, but I have always attended private schools that did not screen.) But, despite the doctors’ regrets, I am very glad my scoliosis was not detected until 8th grade. I never had any back pain or trouble with the condition until after they started treating me. In middle school, I ice skated, took tap, jazz and ballet, and played the piano and saxophone without problems. When I brought up this point in a recent conversation, my orthopedic surgeon retorted that that eventually I would have had much worse back pain than I have now if he had not treated me the way he did.
So, here is what happened; I ended up seeing two orthopedic surgeons throughout 9th grade who convinced my parents and me that I needed to wear a brace. They said I was ‘fortunate’ that the curvature was not quite 40 degrees because they would have recommended corrective surgery in the form of metal screws in my spine. The thought of surgery made me leap for the brace, which I was supposed to wear for 23 hours a day for two years straight.
I wore the brace to school under my clothes but to be honest, I cheated during field hockey and at home. Wearing the brace gave me some of the worse pain I have ever experienced and I spent a lot of my time lying flat on the floor with my feet propped up on a chair. My skin was always bruised from the force of the brace. It was hot; I had limited mobility. I was miserable allover. In addition to this awful back pain, I started developing other problems in my knees and ankles that made it difficult to walk. My back pain has progressively gotten worse since I stopped wearing the brace about six years ago. However, my orthopedic surgeon still considers my case to be successful because my curvature was corrected from 35 degrees to about 29 degrees.
When I first went for Advanced BioStructural Correction™, I could hardly stand for more than a few minutes without shifting around in pain. In fact, sitting around was often just as uncomfortable. I have spent the last few years sitting, standing, sitting and moving back and forth because no position was comfortable for my back. Walking long distances gave me pain in my back, hips, knees, ankles… I can feel all this changing since starting ABC™. Dr. Gremaud has shown me that fixing my spine is not as simple as throwing a brace on and forcing it into place. ABC™ is correcting my spinal curvature as well as the muscles in my back that have begun to degenerate from years of misuse. It’s a completely different approach to treating scoliosis than what I’ve been accustomed to.
This is the first time in a very long time that I can sit comfortably, something that should be simple for anyone. I know that I still have at least another year to go before I am ‘cured’ but I feel great with the progress we have made. And, the muscle scans Pierre has done are proof that the ABC™ method is working. It really is a shock for me to look at the scans from April compared to my most recent scans in July. I am so happy I found this practice when I did because it has taken away a lot of my pain and improved the quality of my life.
I hope my story helps you in your decision about how to treat scoliosis. Get Advanced BioStructural Correction™. Please don’t hesitate to email me if you have any questions.
Cornell pre-med student