Scoliosis Treatment in Raleigh North Carolina

Scoliosis Treatment

Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late

Scoliosis TreatmentIs your scoliosis getting worse? Have you gone to a specialist for scoliosis treatment in Raleigh North Carolina and been advised to nothing and just “watch and wait” to see if the scoliosis gets worse? The problem is, what are you waiting for? The scoliosis to get even more severe?  When is it enough for them to consider doing something?

Waiting to find that answer out can sadly lead you to realize the full meaning“let’s watch and wait for the scoliosis to get worse to the point that surgery is necessary.”

The problem with not taking action to treat your scoliosis is that it can led you down the path to that makes scoliosis surgery a self fulfilling prophecy, when you could have avoided it entirely by taking action corrective action earlier, when it is most correctable. Limiting your treatment options in never something you want to do, especially when you are trying to avoid something as difficult  as a scoliosis surgery.

There is a Better Way:

Corrective Movement Scoliosis Treatment in Raleigh North Carolina

In scoliosis the body has a “rotation dysfunction” pattern of movement that is abnormally rotated on one direction. The degree of this torque will largely determine if the curvature of the spine will progressively worsen. If this pattern is left unchecked then there is a large chance that the curvatures will progress as the movement pattern becomes further ingrained in the nervous system. The end result becomes the postural muscles supporting the spine become taut and shortened one side while muscles on the other side becoming overly lengthened and inept. This causes the spine to become twisted and imbalanced as the connective tissues surrounding these muscles adaptively shorten in response further limiting movement and adding to the pattern of dysfunction.

In order to stop the progression of the scoliosis curvatures you must stop this vicious cycle. The best way to do this is to provide the body with appropriate corrective movement therapies that will help re-pattern the dysfunction.

Schroth Method of Corrective Scoliosis Exercises

The Schroth Method of scoliosis is designed to help reduce scoliosis curvatures and help patients avoid invasive scoliosis surgery by improving the movement patterns of their body that helps relieve the postural component of their scoliosis. Originally developed by Katharina Schroth to treat her own scoliosis symptoms. As her success with scoliosis grew she later founded the Schroth Institute in Germany. The treatment protocols were continually refined over the years and the Schroth Method as it became known became the model for scoliosis treatment throughout much of Europe in the past century and more recently to the U.S.

Schroth Method of scoliosis exercises are a progressive series of guided postural hold and movement corrections designed to halt the rotation dysfunction of the spine. It also realigns the ribcage to help reduce the thoracic deformity.

To properly provide these intensive exercises a therapist should be specially trained in them. Our doctors traveled to Germany to study at the Schroth Institute and are Certified Schroth Method Instructors. They are among a handful of certified Schroth providers in the U.S.

As part of a comprehensive corrective movement scoliosis treatment program we use the Schroth Method in combination with a uniquely designed flexible dynamic corrective scoliosis brace that gives our patient the best odds of stopping the progression of their curvatures to avoid scoliosis surgery.

SpineCor – The Incredible “Un”Brace for Scoliosis Treatment

Not all scoliosis braces are hard and restrictive like a body cast. There is one that that instead of immobilizing the spine and restricting its movement it is elastic and soft yet actually works to restore corrective movements in the body. So unlike traditional rigid braces that tend to cause muscle atrophy as side effect of immobilization, SpineCor actually helps strengthen specific weak muscles in the spine to help correct curvatures. Doctor’s have said that when it is being worn it’s like you are doing rehabilitative scoliosis therapy while you are doing your normal daily activities.

Because it allows a child (or adult) to move and is easily hidden under cloths there is far better patient compliance wearing the SpineCor brace than with a hard bulky static brace. The long term, post brace results with this corrective postural re-education program are extremely stable since it works to strengthen the body in the specific areas of weakness. A place where static braces often fail.

To properly configure the SpineCor brace it is necessary to have a solid understanding of the physics of the brace as well as the biomechanics of the body. Because different types of scoliosis (ie: primary C-shaped left lumbar vs a S-shaped thoracolumbar) need to have the brace set up differently, it important that provider have a great deal of experience in fitting the brace.

Our doctors are the most experienced Certified SpineCor Providers in the U.S. They have helped thousands of patients (both children and adults) improve their scoliosis with this dynamic tension brace.

The foundation of any non-surgical treatment approach for scoliosis should be the dynamic restoration of function of the spine. Utilization of a constructive corrective brace should also incorporate other effective scoliosis rehabilitation programs. Although there are many different types of exercise programs for scoliosis most of them take a limited 2-dimensional idea, failing to address the unseen rotational element of scoliosis. A 3-dimensional treatment action is needed to achieve the best results. The Schroth Method is an intensive and specifically directed program that produces such results.

Summary

If you have been looking for scoliosis treatment in Raleigh North Carolina and have been told to simply “Watch and Wait”, don’t you think it’s time to look at alternative scoliosis treatment instead?  Afterall, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting to get a different result. If doing nothing up to this point has resulted in the scoliosis progressing, then it’s only logical to think it’s insane to expect that doing the same thing (i.e.: nothing) will yield a different result (i.e.: stopping the progression of the scoliosis).

Don’t just sit around and watch and wait for the scoliosis to get even worse! Find out if you are a candidate for corrective movement scoliosis therapy today! Call us today for a Free Telephone Consultation with one of our doctors at (919)525-1842 to find out if our type of scoliosis treatment in Raleigh is right for you!

Or email us at

drdiaz@scoliosistreatmentalternatives.com

 

Dr. Marc Lamantia, D.C.
Scoliosis Systems of Raleigh
4717 Lead Mine Rd. Raleigh, NC 27612
(919)525-1842