WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE RESEARCH ON NEW METHODS OF TREATING SCOLIOSIS?
Innovation and advancement are positive forces; there is no excuse for a doctor to be ignorant of the latest research occurring in their field. Some doctors dismiss new methods as lacking in research or validity; this is true. Every new technique, when it is first introduced, lacks evidence of its effectiveness. However, no evidence of effect is not the same as evidence of no effect. William Paley famously stated, “There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance—that principle is condemnation prior to investigation.” An open-minded doctor who has his or her patients’ best interests at heart will be an ally in your search for good quality information, and should be able to point out additional treatment options which you might not be aware of.