About us

Our Story

For over 25 years, our center has been a premier provider of the Atlas Orthogonal Program. Patients from our local area and from around the world have found relief, and tremendous help for a wide range of health challenges. On this site, you will learn about the Atlas Orthogonal program, our supportive therapies, and research. We achieve outstanding patient outcomes through the expert application of the AO program, and sincere dedication to our patients. Our doctors and staff are committed to your wellbeing!

Dr. Scott Bender
Dr. Scott Bender, DC, BCAO is the founder and Director of Connecticut Spine and Health Center. He completed undergraduate studies in Psychology at the State University of New York at Stonybrook. He received his Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from Life University in Atlanta, Georgia. His post-graduate studies in Atlas Orthogonality were completed at the Sweat Institute where he received Board Certification in Atlas Orthogonality thru Sherman College. In 2015 he was awarded the Atlas Orthogonal Humanitarian of the year award for his years of 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 associated disorders. Dr. Bender also holds Acupuncture Certification. With over 25 years of clinical experience, he has attended over 8,000 patients with complex neurological conditions, musculoskeletal problems, chronic pain syndromes, and injuries arising from trauma. He currently holds private practices in Stamford, and Wilton CT. Dr. Bender participates regularly with patient rounds at Stamford Hospital Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Bender resides in Wilton, Connecticut with his wife and two sons.
Dr. Denna Dashti
Dr. Denna Dashti is an Atlas Orthogonal doctor at Connecticut Spine and Health Center. Dr. Dashti graduated with honors with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science from Life University. She 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 then matriculated into and graduated with honors from the Doctorate of Chiropractic program at Life University where she completed her preceptorship at Sautre Family and Sports Chiropractic and The Sweat Institute in Atlanta, Georgia, 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. Matthew Sweat and Dr. Roy Sweat, founder of the Atlas Orthogonal technique. Having suffered from migraines, vertigo, brain fog and fainting spells, Dr. Dashti was a patient herself at the age of seventeen where she received Atlas Orthogonal treatments in Dubai. It was during that period of time where she found her true calling and decided to get into a profession that saved her life so she could help give others their lives back. Dr. Dashti is currently an Msc Applied Neuroscience candidate at King’s College London. She continues to study neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative conditions from world-leading scientists in the hope of further understanding and assisting the patients at Connecticut Spine and Health Center.

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.”





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