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Fort Collins Scoliosis Doctor Shows 5 Ways To Check For Scoliosis

5 Ways To Screen For Scoliosis

5 ways tocheck forscoliosis

Do you know that scoliosis effects:

  • 2-3% of kids
  • 9% of adults over 40yo
  • 30% of adults over 60yo
  • 90% of adults over 90yo

The Scoliosis Research Society released a position statement in 2015 stating that all girls should be screening for scoliosis at ages 10 & 12yo and all boys at ages 13-14yo.

Research has shown that scoliosis screens lead to early detection and early detection leads to earlier interventions and better results…or less surgeries.

Watch this video where I explain 5 things to check for to see if you or people you know (your kids) may have scoliosis.

If you think you or your family may have scoliosis and/or you would like to schedule a FREE scoliosis check call 970-207-4463 or Click Here.

By Dr Chris Gubbels

Commonly Missed Car Accident Injuries | Fort Collins Auto Injury Doctor

Commonly Missed and Misunderstood Injuries Caused by Motor Vehicle Collisions

Diagnosing and treating injures related to traumas such as those from a motor vehicle injures requires an advanced understanding of the biomechanics of the spine.  Dr Chris Gubbels of Square ONE specializes in biomechanics and advanced spine correction.

Both the normal shape and function of the spine can be altered in a MVC.  A normal health cervical spine has reversed C-shaped curve


Normal Curve Reversed Curve
                   Normal Curve                                                                                               Reversed Curve

called a lordosis.  Additionally each vertebra has a normal amount of movement within each joint.  Just like an athlete injuring joint after an impact or sudden change in direction, similar types of injuries can happen in the spine after a whiplash injury.

Sudden impacts such as those from front or rear end impacts can causes the spinal joints to move beyond their normal limits causing damage to connective tissues, boney structures and other soft tissues.  These injuries frequently cause alteration in both form and function of the cervical spine.

Instabilities Caused By Whiplash
Instabilities Caused By Whiplash

A normal health cervical spine has a lordotic shaped curve of about 30º – 45º.  This curve is needed for spinal stability.  One study looking at 500 individuals found 82% of those that had been in a MVC had a loss of the normal curve.  Additionally, many times connective tissues can be stretched or torn called ligament subfailure injuries.  Just like when an athlete tears a ligament in his/her knee, this causes instability in the spinal joints allowing them to move beyond their normal limits.   These injuries are frequently undetected, undiagnosed and often not properly treated by providers.

A loss or reversal of the normal cervical curve can cause additional injuries and health problems if left uncorrected including: degenerative disc disease, bone spur formation, compression of the spinal cord, decreased muscle strength, poor surgical outcomes and even decreased blood flow to the brain.

Insurance provider frequently try to limit patient visits and group soft tissues into muscle spasms.  Ligamentous tissue may take 12-18 months to heal and sometimes may never fully return to normal (2). Croft guidelines estimate ligament injuries may take 56 weeks or more and up to 76 or more visits for full recovery, every case is different.

Anyone involved in a motor vehicle collision should be evaluated by a health care professional that specializes in diagnosing and treating injures related to traumatic events.  Many injures may not cause symptoms of for weeks to months after the initial event and healing for some injures is frequently beyond just symptom relief.

Dr Chris Gubbels D.C. of Square ONE specialized in spinal biomechanics and diagnosing and treating injuries caused by traumas such as those from motor vehicle collisions.  We train with world leading experts and stay up-to-date on current research and treatments.

              BEFORE TREATMENT                         AFTER TREATMENT

  • Ligament subfailure injuries lead to muscle dysfunction.   Panjabie Fysioterapeuten nr. 10 octorber 2007
  • Injury and Repair of the Musculoskeletal Soft Tissue. American Academy of Othropaedic Surgeons. Woo S, Buckwalter JA
  • Kellett J. Acute soft tissue injuries – a review of the literature. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1986 Oct; 18(5):489-500

To schedule a FREE consultation call 970-207-4463.  To learn more about Square ONE click here.

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Your Crooked Neck Is Causing Your Neck Pain | Fort Collins Neck Pain Doctor

So you say you have a “kink” in your neck…you just may be right.  

Lateral head translation has been found to be a major contributing

Lateral Head Translation
Lateral Head Translation

cause of chronic neck pain.  In this video I cover jus how big of a problem this is.

In this video I discuss:
  • How we evaluate for this condition
  • How we treat this condition
  • And pre and post results

If you or someone you know is suffering form neck or back pain give us a call for a FREE consultation 970-207-4463.

Click to learn more about chiropractic care at Square ONE

By Dr Chris Gubbels D.C., C.C.W.P.

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