About us

Our Story

For more than 25 years, our center has been a premier provider of the Atlas Orthogonal program and has helped patients from the local area and from around the world find relief and tremendous help for a wide range of health challenges.

As you learn about the Atlas Orthogonal program, our supportive therapies, and our research, you will see how we achieve outstanding patient outcomes through the expert application of the AO program and our sincere dedication to our patients.

Our doctors and staff are committed to your well-being!

Dr. Scott Bender

Dr. Scott Bender, DC, BCAO, is Founder and Director of Connecticut Spine and Health Center.

He completed his undergraduate studies in Psychology at the State University of New York, Stony Brook and received his Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from Life University in Atlanta, Ga. His post-graduate studies in Atlas Orthogonality were completed at the Sweat Institute where he received Board Certification in Atlas Orthogonality through Sherman College.

In 2015, he was awarded the Atlas Orthogonal Humanitarian of the Year award for his service and research contributions in the field of Atlas Orthogonality. Dr. Bender holds Advanced Certification from the San Diego Spine Research Institute, where he completed post graduate training in Whiplash and other associated disorders.

Dr. Bender also holds Acupuncture Certification. With more than 25 years of clinical experience, he has treated more than 8,000 patients with complex neurological conditions, musculoskeletal problems, chronic pain syndromes, and injuries arising from trauma.

He currently holds private practices in Stamford, CT, and Wilton, CT, and participates regularly with patient rounds at Stamford Hospital Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Bender resides in Wilton with his wife and two sons.

Dr. Denna Dashti

Dr. Denna Dashti is an Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractor at Connecticut Spine and Health Center.

Dr. Dashti graduated with honors with a BSc in Exercise Science from Life University and completed her undergraduate practicum in the Functional Kinesiology Center where she gained clinical knowledge and exposure to a variety of musculoskeletal conditions in different patient population groups.

Dr. Dashti graduated with honors from the Doctorate of Chiropractic program at Life University and completed her preceptorship at Sautre Family and Sports Chiropractic and The Sweat Institute in Atlanta, Ga., focusing on the Atlas Orthogonal technique specialty.

She received her Atlas Orthogonal board certification from the Sweat Institute and had the privilege of training under Dr. Roy Sweat, founder of the Atlas Orthogonal technique, and his son, Dr. Matthew Sweat.

To further understand and assist patients, Dr. Dashti continued her studies in the fields of neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative conditions, obtaining a MSc degree with first-class honors in Applied Neuroscience from King’s College London.

Having suffered from migraines, vertigo and fainting spells, Dr. Dashti was a patient herself at the age of 17 when she received Atlas Orthogonal treatments in Dubai. It was during this period that she found her true calling and decided to pursue the profession that dramatically improved her life.

How We’ve Helped

We help our patients by overcoming the pain that has made their lives difficult. Hear what they have to say…

Brain Fog

“In a nutshell, Dr. B is a Godsend for us and we urge everyone to see him!”


“Dr. Bender and his office staff are always warm and welcoming.”


“He has been a catalyst towards me being pain free.”