Scoliosis is a chronic condition often diagnosed in childhood. While many Americans live with scoliosis, few people realize the pain that can stem from this disease. It prompts 17,500 emergency room visits each year for children and another 229,000 hospitalizations for adults.
Do you suffer from scoliosis pain? You want relief from your symptoms, but the treatments you have tried may not be delivering the results you want. Our upper cervical care for scoliosis can help you feel better. Our world-class scoliosis chiropractor, Dr. George Gertner, specializes in NUCCA care, an advanced spinal correction that can alleviate scoliosis symptoms.
What Is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine. A normal spine looks like a straight light down the back. A spine with scoliosis curves to one side, almost like an S shape. Most are diagnosed during childhood, between ages 10 to 15. Symptoms of scoliosis include:
- Uneven waist and shoulders.
- One hip that sits higher than the other.
- A protruding rib cage that goes to the left or right when someone leans over.
Genetics, cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy can cause scoliosis. In most cases, though, the cause isn’t known.
What Is NUCCA?NUCCA, which stands for National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association, is a technique designed to bring the body back into alignment using a gentle spinal correction that reduces pressure on the nervous system. Just 200 doctors around the globe are certified to practice NUCCA, including Dr. Gertner. A NUCCA technique involves adjusting the Atlas vertebra, which sits at the top of the spine, repositioning it to its proper place. NUCCA can treat many different conditions. While the technique does focus on the neck and back, the treatments deliver relief by finding the right balance of the body. This method allows the patient to find relief without the need for drugs or surgery.
Chiropractic Treatment for Scoliosis
Our UCC chiropractor offers treatment for scoliosis that realigns the upper cervical spine to position the head right over the pelvis. The change can reduce the curvature of the spine and decrease pain while increasing the patient’s range of activity.
The sooner a patient is diagnosed, the sooner you should begin considering NUCCA treatment. We have found it is more effective in recently diagnosed patients versus those who have already lived with the disease for many years or gotten surgery in the past. When we provide treatment, we also consider:
- The patient’s age.
- Degree, location and cause of the spinal curvature.
- The patient’s goals and the goals of the family.
Speak With a Doctor at UCC-NY for Scoliosis Relief
At UCC-NY, we strive to help our patients who have been let down by traditional methods in the past. We provide a welcoming atmosphere at our office, where everyone feels at home. One patient on our testimonials page notes, “I have had an excellent experience with Dr. Gertner. The staff is so friendly and kind. They care for their patients and want to help you feel better.”
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Dr. George Gertner is a family man, healer, philanthropist, author of “The Gift of Hope”, public speaker, and founder of one of the world’s busiest Upper Cervical Chiropractic clinics.
After receiving his bachelors degree in biology from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY Dr. Gertner moved to Atlanta, GA to attend Life University. Before graduation, Dr. Gertner had a severe injury to his lower back. Traditional chiropractic procedures were not providing relief until he met a chiropractor that specialized in NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association.)
Then he spent the next two years mentoring from one of the best Upper Cervical doctors; learning in the same office that helped change his life. After two years, Dr. Gertner returned home to New York to open his own office. He currently is one of less than 300 NUCCA chiropractors worldwide.
Dr. Gertner has been featured numerous times in Chiropractic Monthly Magazine for his expertise in treating Trigeminal Neuralgia and Myofascial Pain. Dr.Gertner has lectured locally and nationwide discussing various symptoms using the Upper Cervical technique.