About the Doctors
Meet Dr. Andy:
Dr. Anthony J. Pivonka, D.C., became interested in becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic at the early age of 13.
Andy’s mom, Sharlene, had a past history of surgically treated scoliosis, and it looked as though he was at the beginning stages of developing Scoliosis as well.
Andy began regular Chiropractic care to try and prevent the curvature in his spine from progressing further. Andy never required surgery for his scoliosis. He attributes this to the Chiropractic care he received early on. This sparked his interest in becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic. What sealed it for Andy though was hearing the full story of the huge scars on his mother’s leg and back from the scoliosis surgery she had. His mom spent six months recovering from her surgery and in the end she suffered daily pain where her spine had been fused.
This convinced Andy that Chiropractic was for him. He went on to become a Doctor of Chiropractic graduating Cum Laude from LIFE Chiropractic College, Marietta Georgia in December of 1993. Dr. Andy has fifteen years of experience working with scoliosis patients. He has spent a great deal of time and effort researching the best options for scoliosis patients. This eventually led him to become involved with the SpineCor Dynamic Corrective brace for the treatment of idiopathic scoliosis.
In his opinion, the SpineCor scoliosis brace is the best conservative treatment for idiopathic scoliosis that there is to date. Research shows the SpineCor brace has better overall curve reduction, patient compliance and a 96% retention of the correction once weaned out of the brace. Occasionally surgery is the best option. However, his philosophy is if you can get started early with the best care available there is a high likelihood that almost anyone can be spared from what his mother has had to endure.
His mom has even benefited from her own SpineCor brace. For the first time in 50 years she can finally enjoy her normal activities with NO PAIN in her back!
Meet Dr. Patty:
Dr. Patricia L. Pivonka, D.C. became interested in becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic after her own life-changing experience while playing volleyball at Colorado State University.
Mid-season during her Junior year Patty developed severe pain in her middle back along the right side of her spine. The team Doctors assumed is was a muscle strain and prescribed ibuprofen and electric stimulation. At one point Patty was taking 16 ibuprofen-per-day for the pain. She was sent for all types of treatment but nothing seemed to work. Every time she tried to play her back would go into spasms and cause her tremendous pain. She was afraid she would lose her athletic scholarship.
Eventually, a friend suggested that Patty see her husband, a Chiropractor in Denver. Dr. Jackson examined Patty and on that very same day he showed her the problem on her x-rays. She had a misalignment in her lower back and the pain in her mid back was just a compensation for the problem below. Dr. Jackson adjusted Patty twice over two weekends and she was back in the starting line up. That same year the Lady Rams broke into the top 10 in the nation.
Her personal experience led her into chiropractic where she felt she could help others find the cause of their problem and enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle. She went on to become a Doctor of Chiropractic graduating Cum Laude from LIFE Chiropractic College, Marietta Georgia in June of 1993.
Today she balances being a mother of three and staying active in practice. Dr. Patty has a passion for working with patients of all ages. The SpineCor scoliosis brace has added a whole new dimension to helping her scoliosis patients. They can enjoy all of their normal recreational activities without limitations while achieving the best results for their scoliosis. Watching her scoliosis patients enjoy life in their SpineCor brace just like everyone else is a true joy.
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