Alternative Scoliosis Treatment in Phoenix
If you have just been told that you or your child needs scoliosis surgery and you are doing research on alternative scoliosis treatment then you will want to read this post very carefully as it could save you or your child from undergoing a long and grueling surgery.
Discover the 5 most important elements a successful comprehensive scoliosis treatment program for both children and adults entails before you choose a doctor. Here are some key elements to look for when considering what type of scoliosis treatment is best for you or your child.
5 Things to Look for When Considering Scoliosis Treatment Alternatives
1. Providers Are Certified Specialist Non- Surgical Scoliosis Treatment
Since you are facing the prospect of scoliosis surgery (or maybe you were even turned down for surgery) you want to make sure that the doctors you treat with are certified specialist in the treatment of scoliosis.
Our doctor’s were among the first to become Certified Providers of the SpineCor brace for the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Over the years they have helped thousands of patients scoliosis. This has earned them the distinction of being the most experienced SpineCor Providers in the United States.
The SpineCor brace is a dynamic tension scoliosis brace. It’s unique design works on “Corrective Movement Principles” that gently encourages the body’s corrective movement patterns provides outstanding results in relieving scoliosis symptoms and in many cases stopping progression or even improving curvatures.
Actress Ashley Argota who plays Lulu on the Nickelodeon’s hit TV show “True Jackson VP” was a patient of ours. She what she has to say about her results with our Spine Cor Corrective Movement Principle scoliosis treatment program.
Other patients have noted similar experiences. See dozens of other patient share their success stories on Youtube at Scoldoc.
2. Are the Scoliosis Exercises Specific for Your Curve Pattern?
If you examine what is different about scoliosis you’ll understand why scoliosis exercise is different from almost all other type of exercises. Scoliosis is a unilateral rotation dysfunction of the body, which simply means that it is twisted in one direction. As a result, it requires a very specific rehabilitative exercises in the opposite direction in each region of the spine that is affected to correct the rotation dysfunction. Doing exercises in the same direction as the rotation dysfunction only re-enforces the curvature and actually worsens curvatures! Knowing the difference is key, which is why we recommend only one type of therapeutic scoliosis exercise for our patients.
Schroth Method scoliosis exercises were designed specifically for the non-surgical reduction of scoliosis. Developed over 80 years ago in Germany they continue to be the Gold Standard of scoliosis treatment throughout much of Europe.
The Schroth Method has just recently been introduced in the U.S. and our Doctors are among a handful of Schroth Certified Instructors in the country.
3. Scoliosis treatments that address specific causes of scoliosis that are backed by research?
Patients come to us because we specialize in scoliosis treatment and we find our patients usually do their research and due diligence before they come on as patients. What we hear time and time again is they they made that choice because our treatments are based on the latest scoliosis research. You’re Invites to Learn More About Scoliosis. Take a deeper look at our site and you find the same thing. The research backs up our methods.
We’ve also formed a non-profit organization called the Scoliosis Care Foundation to help people better understand non-surgical, evidence based scoliosis treatment options. This Foundation is dedicated to supporting the scientific research into
1. Scoliosis Causes
4. Minimize Exposure to Harmful Radiation
Some X-rays are necessary to adequately monitor scoliosis so exposure to radiation cannot be fully eliminated but it can certainly be reduced. To do this we use device called a Formetric Rastersterography . It can measure progress of scoliosis curvatures without the use of x-rays or harmful. It has been used extensively in Europe for over 20 years to monitor scoliosis. It is also used by as a highly accurate tool in universities and research clinics. The Formetic allows us to reduce x-ray exposure to our patients over the course of their care by up to 75%!
5. Treating Scoliosis Utilizing the Latest Advanced Technology
Research in scoliosis has made some huge advances lately; with some of the most revealing work in the field of pediatric. While most experts in the field of scoliosis suspected an underlying neurological factor in scoliosis, only recently have studies have begun to point to the upper cervical spine as being a possible source.
The spine the top vertebra is called the Atlas because sits directly underneath the skull and provides support. Because of this precarious balancing act, a small amount of misalignment of this bone here can lead pressure to the delicate brainstem and cerebellum and pressure will adversely affect their function. In some cases, imbalances to this portion of the nervous system can contribute greatly to worsening scoliosis.
We utilize Atlas Orthogonal (AO) as the treatment of choice to reduce any misalignment of these segments and restore their proper alignment to reduce the pressure to the brain that is adding to scoliosis. This treatment utilizes an Orthogonal Device and gently and painlessly re-positions the Atlas. In order to calculate misalignment of the Atlas precise x-rays are taken of the area. Any misalignment appearing to contribute to your scoliosis may be recommended for a specialized evaluation.
For a FREE Phone Consultation to discuss your case with to one of our doctors to see if our non-surgical treatment options are right for you, call us at (602)910-6322. Don’t wait, call now.
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Dr. Marc Lamantia, D.C.
SpineCor Systems of Phoenix
2735 West Hills Drive Suite #102
Phoenix, AZ 85027