ADVANCED SPINAL REHAB CENTER

EXPERTS IN TREATING CHRONIC PAIN, WHIPLASH INJURIES, AND THE LEADING
NORTHWEST CENTER FOR NON-SURGICAL TREATMENT OF SCOLIOSIS

 

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“Advance Spinal Rehab (ASR) is different from other chiropractic care. Being a scoliotic patient, I have always been treated for my symptoms (back, neck pain) but not so much for my curve. When I came to ASR, I was told that both my symptoms and curve could be treated using different types of rehabilitation techniques. I have been seeing Dr. Scot Sorum for three months now and I have seen a lot of improvement with my symptoms, curve and body overall. My curve has decreased by 20%. With time, I was told that my curve could decrease even more. I have had a wonderful experience at ASR and this is just the beginning of my journey to a straighter spine.”

 

- Ashvin (Age:23)

 

 

“Our relationship with ASR first began when we moved our CrossFit business next door in August 2015. Dr. Scot pulled me in and did a full work-up with X-Rays on my neck and spine. I had been having tightness and pain in my right shoulder from overuse in training for the CrossFit Games. I have since been coming in regularly for treatment (mostly for the right side of my neck down to the shoulder) and the pain has greatly decreased. I’ve been receiving the Myo-Therapy treatment at ASR along with adjustments. Time is an issue for me and in just 30 minutes I am able to get a full-body soft tissue treatment along with a chiropractic treatment designed specifically for me”

 

- Janice, 5-Time CrossFit Games ‘Masters’ Competitor (Age:50)

 

 

“We first came to ASR because our daughter was diagnosed with scoliosis and had a 42-degree curve. Our options were a full body brace for 23 hours a day or surgery. My research showed that the brace was somewhat effective to straighten the spine but the muscles would atrophy which defeated the purpose once the brace was removed. Also, the embarrassment and emotional toll this had on teenagers was also a serious factor to consider. Another option was surgery but putting rods in my daughter’s spine was terrifying to us and research shows that after a certain number of years, the rods can break which causes horrible issues and pain in the adult years. For us, neither of these sounded reasonable so I researched other options and found Advance Spinal Rehab. Dr. Scot and his team were the answer! They are committed to changing the way we treat scoliosis and with their positive attitudes and fun approach have made this journey so much more enjoyable for our daughter. Through hard work and reasonable exercises, now our daughter has reduced her curve to 20 degrees and is enjoying life to the fullest!”

 

-Venisa

 

 

"Dr Scot and his team are so much more than a traditional chiropractic clinic. Each session is more physical therapy with a clear, logical path to recovery. I drive 2 1/2 hours each way because ASR has been so effective in helping me control my migraines."

 

-Dion

 

 

“I highly recommend ASR. I came in last year because my normal chiropractor was unable to help me as I became incredibly ‘locked up’ and in severe pain. For the next three months I was hardly able to drive or walk without a cane. Dr. Scott and the whole team at ASR were able to properly diagnose me, gently heal me physically and were always there emotionally offering support while I was scared and in intense pain. I always carry Dr. Scot's card with me wherever I go to make sure when someone is having back trouble I send them to him. He's taking great care of my husband and myself, I couldn't have recovered so well without this great team! I have moved 60 miles away and still make it a point to leave my peaceful mountains to drive to Bellevue just to receive amazing care.”

 

-Violet

 

 

“I met Dr Scot over 10 years ago when I had severe neck and thumb issues due to DJD and Osteo-Arthritis. Since then, my neck and back are well maintained with regular exercise at home and periodic clinic visits. My thumbs have NO pain and full function! Yes, this treatment takes time and commitment, but it is well worth it!  Dr Scot is extremely knowledgeable, up-to-date, positive and a great partner in health.”

 

-Nikki

 

 

“For several years prior to going to Advanced Spinal Rehab, I visited your everyday chiropractor several times a month to help with back pain, stomach problems, and my scoliosis. We were never informed of the severity of my curvature or given a clear picture of all the side effects it was causing and would cause in my future. As my parents began to visibly watch my scoliosis grow progressively worsen at my young age, my mom found ASR online and decided that it was worth a try to take me to see Dr. Scot. Now, approximately 8 years later, my stomach problems are long gone, I have the ability, on a daily basis, to help my back pain go away naturally, and my scoliosis is 20% better. Not only that, but as long as I work hard and am dedicated, I have hope for a long-term solution for my spine. I still have a long road ahead, but I am confident that the team at ASR will walk with me with smiles on their faces every step of the way as my spine gets straighter and straighter.”

 

-Janessa

 

 

“Dr. Sorum does amazing work for his patients.  I am currently seeing him due to a car accident and he has helped my pain immensely.  When I first came in, I was barely able to sit down because my pain was so severe.  Now I am able to sit and do most normal daily activities, and I am looking forward to full recovery in the upcoming months.  Dr. Sorum is very professional, knows his trade very well, and is always learning how to do better work on his clients by attending seminars and workshops.  Not only does he do great work, but he also cares about his clients personally as well.  When I am in need of a good laugh because my pain is so great, he's good for that too.  Dr. Sorum's attitude is one of empathy, encouragement, and determination to get his patients better.”

 

-Laura

 

 

“When I retired in 2002 I was committed to getting healthier.  My personal trainer referred me to Dr. Sorum because she thought I had some alignment issues. She was right! A traffic accident years before and my job sitting at a computer had taken a toll on my body.  With Dr Scott's help, I avoided surgery for low back issues. My monthly "tune-ups" allow me to enjoy an active lifestyle which includes lots of travel. I appreciate the friendly atmosphere and helpful support from all the staff at Advanced Spinal Rehab”

 

-Ruth

 

 

“I searched the internet looking for an alternative to surgery for treating severe scoliosis. The thought of surgery was terrifying and research confirmed that surgery is not successful long term. I found the site called the “Clear Institute” for scoliosis; it was this site that led me to Dr. Scot, his clinic and the Pettibon System. My own chiropractor was skeptical of the treatment program so I put it off for a time; but I just could not get it out of my mind that I needed to go to the clinic even if it was 4.5 hours from my home. I am a 64-year old female who felt like my only other option was surgery. How could therapy change my spine at this age? As I looked at other clinics in the program I kept being directed back to Dr. Scot.

 

I am so glad I listened to my instincts. Thank you, God, for getting through my hard-headedness. In May of this year I took the leap of faith made the appointment for a consult. I spent 2 weeks going through the Intensive Therapy phase of the treatment plan. At the end of the 2 weeks we had corrected my curve 7 degrees. I was astounded at the correction, and the bonus was having LESS PAIN. I am now 4 months into my treatments. With the home therapy program and a monthly visit back to the clinic, I am ecstatic to say we have corrected my curve another 8 degrees--a grand total of 15 degrees!

 

Dr. Scot is so dedicated to his patients. He works long hours inside and outside the clinic with ongoing education so he can help give us the tools to improve our spine health, and we honor him by doing our home therapy. The clinic is an open floor concept which is engaging for interaction with other patients. We all work hard, support each other and have a bit of fun doing so. Dr. Scot is a bit of a character and so is his main guy, Davin (never ask Davin how much time is left on the timer haha). Georgette, the Office manager, is such a sweet soul who keeps the clinic running smoothly and answers many of our concerns. I am so grateful to Dr Scot, Davin and Georgette for their love and dedication to their patients. Words do no begin to convey my gratitude for their presence in my journey through scoliosis. They have given me 15 degrees of hope and counting.”

 

-Linda

 

 

“I have been a patient of Dr. Scot’s for the past 6 years.  I was 53 years old the first time I saw Dr. Scot and had upper back pain for the previous 30 years.  When I was 19 years old I decided that I wanted to know why I limped.  At that time I went to see an orthopedic surgeon who x-rayed me and diagnosed me with scoliosis.  The doctor was concerned and said that my curvature was severe enough that I should have been braced, however that at age 19 I was too old.  He advised me to “watch it”, get periodic x-rays and exercise; at this time I wasn’t in pain

 

At age 30 I was in pretty bad shape. I had tried Rolfing, Active Isolated Stretching, a Tens unit, yoga, weight training, chiropractic, Graston Technique, acupuncture, inversion, and physical therapy.  With all of the things I tried, my pain would get better, as long as I kept exercising. Whenever I stopped exercising, even for a day, the pain returned--I was in the gym for 4 hours a day! I liked working out, but could not continue the pace.

 

So, 6 years ago I ended up at Advanced Spinal Rehab.  One of the first things I noticed (and was impressed with) was that Dr. Scot actually read my patient intake form before he talked to me and had already examined x-rays that I sent ahead of my visit; it’s sad, but no other health care professional that I have seen concerning my pain had done this. Dr. Scot explained that my main problem was my neck and not the scoliosis. The scoliosis was an adaptive response to a crooked neck.  This all made so much sense.  I really felt that I had finally gotten an answer to what was causing my pain!

 

My rehab and exercises at Advanced Spinal Rehab are just what I needed to be doing.  It is a great combination of stretching, strengthening, traction and neurological reconditioning (that was the main piece that was missing for me) and great chiropractic.

 

Now that I have stabilized I have been able to back off my rehab exercises to the point where I can work out at the gym again and run too. I now see Dr. Scot every 3 or 4 months and am still stable.  I find it to be a real boost to see others at ASR with body issues that are so similar to my own.  There is a real sense of camaraderie in the clinic (from both the staff and patients) that is wonderful and keeps me going when I am doing my workouts at home. Dr. Scot also periodically tweaks what I am doing at home so that I am targeting my problem areas more exactly.

 

An example of a major improvement is that last summer my mother-in-law treated our family to a vacation in Africa. This involved sitting on a flight for 16 hours, plus lots of bouncing around and sitting in vehicles for hours a day while we looked for animals.  Before Dr. Scot, this trip would have caused me so much pain that I would not have enjoyed it.  I was a little worried about not doing my rehab exercises for 2 weeks, but was pain free the whole time and was easily able to catch up on my rehab when I got home.  Thanks Dr. Scot!”

 

-Karina

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