Our Scoliosis Approach

Dr. Rocco Pellegrino AKA the scoliosis doc or just the scolio doc for short has been practicing Chiropractic medicine since graduating from in 1982. Dr. Pellegrino uses a wellness approach to relieving the cause and treatment of problems in the spine, skeletal systems, and the muscles that surround them.

The main difference between wellness care and standard medical care is that wellness care seeks to turn on the natural healing ability of the body, not by adding something to the system, but by removing anything that might interfere with its normal function. This allows the body to heal itself. Standard medical practice, on the other hand, seeks to treat a symptom by adding something from the outside. This is usually medication, but it can also be a surgery or procedure.

Inside Out vs. Outside In
If a patient has high sugar, the standard medical approach would be to ask the patient to take a drug that lowers blood sugar. This may achieve a lowering of the blood sugar, but ignores the underlying cause. It more often than not also runs the risk of unwanted side effects.
The Wellness Approach
The wellness approach is to look for underlying causes and create the conditions needed for normal function. This allows natural healing, and minimizes the need for invasive treatment, which should be administered only when absolutely necessary. When the body is working properly, it tends to heal effectively, no matter what the condition. When the body heals, what also occurs is another level of health that goes beyond being “pain-free”. Instead of unwanted side efeects, what occurs is vitality, vibrant health, and an enhanced experience of life.