Scoliosis Treatment for Adults and Adolescents in the Bay Area

Scoliosis Treatment for Adults & Adolescents Near San Jose

SpineCor for All Ages

If you live in the Bay Area and you’re researching alternative scoliosis treatment for adults or adolescents to try and avoid surgery, then you’ll want to pay close attention to the following. It may keep you from having to undergo scoliosis surgery.

4 Important Considerations When Choosing Scoliosis Treatment to Avoid Surgery and Relieve Scoliosis Pain

1. Do They Offer a Variety Alternatives for Scoliosis Treatments?

If you are looking to avoid scoliosis surgery, it’s critical that not only doctor specialize in scoliosis treatment for adults and adolescents, rather than just as a sideline, but they should also offer a comprehensive scoliosis treatment approach. There are a number of known causes for scoliosis that need to be addresses and since each contributes to the scoliosis differently a variety of services need to be offered to address them.

2. Do the Doctors Specialize In Non-Surgical Scoliosis Treatment?

You are trying to avoid a major surgery for your child so you want to choose a Doctor that is certified and specializes in alternative treatment of scoliosis.

SpineCor

Our doctor’s sole focus of practice is scoliosis treatment for adults and adolescents. They’re Certified Providers of the SpineCor scoliosis brace for children and adults. They’ve helped thousands of children and adults relieve their scoliosis symptoms and correct their curvatures. Because of their vast experience they have earned the distinction of being the most experienced SpineCor Providers in the U.S.

Used as a part of an comprehensive “Corrective Movement Principle” treatment program the SpineCor dynamic tension brace with its patented design provides constant rehabilitative corrective tension to the body to correct abnormal movement patterns found in scoliosis. By gently encouraging proper corrective motions this unique soft brace can help reduce scoliosis curvatures.

The actress playing Lulu on “True Jackson VP” on Nickelodeon, Ashley Argota is one of our patients. See what she has to say about Scoliosis Systems and her results with the SpineCor Brace:

We have many other patients who have had similar results and you can see them too by visiting our YouTube Channel.

3. Are Scoliosis Exercises Specifically Designed To Reduce Scoliosis?

What makes scoliosis different from almost many other type of orthopedic conditions is that there is also a neurological component that must be addressed. Scoliosis is a unilateral rotation dysfunction of the spine. Because of this it requires a very specific scoliosis exercises to correct the rotation of the spine in one direction but not the other.

Scoliosis Exercises performed in the “wrong direction” (ie: encouraging the body to collapse into the abnormal curve pattern) for a scoliosis will actually worsen your condition and should be avoided. Your doctor should know the difference.

Because of this, we recommend the Schroth Method of scoliosis exercise. Specifically designed exercises for scoliosis, they were originally developed in Germany by Katerina Schroth over 80 years ago to treat her own scoliosis. Since then they’ve been shown to be clinically effective for reducing curvatures in scoliosis and continue to be the Gold Standard for scoliosis treatment in Europe. Our doctors and Schroth therapists are among a handful of Certified Schroth Instructors in California.

4. Do They Minimize Your Child’s Exposure to Harmful Radiation?

In managing scoliosis X-ray exposure cannot be fully eliminated but they can certainly be minimized for you or your child. To do this we use Formetric Rastersterography to monitor curvature improvement over time. It provides a highly accurate measurement of spinal rotation found in scoliosis and does this without any harmful radiation. It’s been in university and research clinics in Europe for over 20 years and allows us to reduce x-ray exposure to our patients over the course of their care by as much as 75%!

For a FREE Phone Consultation with one of our doctors to discuss your case to see if our “Corrective Movement Principle” treatment options are right for you click on the button below:

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or Call us at (408) 620-4501. One of our doctor’s in your area will get back to you to answer your specific scoliosis questions within 24 hours.

Dr. Brett Diaz, D.C.

Dr. Brett Diaz, D.C.
Scoliosis Systems of San Jose
256 E. Hamilton Avenue Suite F
Campbell, CA 95008
(408) 620-4501

 

How to Avoid Scoliosis Surgery

Conventional Treatment to Avoid Scoliosis Surgery

When it comes to how to treat scoliosis without surgery most in the conventional medical arena have very little to offer. The “standard of care” for scoliosis in adolescents is as follows:

Conventional Scoliosis Prescription

  • Watch and Wait – Do nothing until the scoliosis gets bad enough to warrant surgery

Adult Scoliosis Treatment Is primarily related pain the treatment options are even more limited:

  • Learn to live with the pain
  • Pain Medications and Injections
  • Scoliosis Surgery

Most people find these types of scoliosis treatment (or non-treatments) unacceptable so they begin looking for other options. Fortunately, today there are a number of new and effective evidence-based treatments that are quite effective in helping reduce scoliosis curvatures and scoliosis pain.

While conservative treatment of scoliosis has been very limited in the United States, that is not the case in other parts of the world. Many countries around the world have far more advanced forms of scoliosis treatment that is successful at relieving scoliosis related pain.

SOSORTIn fact, the International Scientific Society on Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (aka – SOSORT) has provided a consensus paper that outlines why and how patients with scoliosis should be treated.

Alternative Scoliosis Treatment to Avoid Scoliosis Surgery

The goals for conservative scoliosis treatment are divided into two basic categories:

• Morphological – Improvement in the aesthetic aspects of scoliosis curvatures
• Functional – Improved quality of life, pain relief, psychological well being & reduced disability

The Primary Objectives of any comprehensive conservative scoliosis treatment program for either adolescents or adults should be:

1. Halt the progression of scoliosis curvatures

(in some cases even reduce them) –
While a scoliosis may not be fully eliminated with conservative treatment, it’s progression can be stopped and in many cases the curvatures can be reduced with the right types of corrective movement therapies.

For children this can often help them avoid scoliosis surgery by reducing curvatures under the threshold for surgery (45 degrees) or keeping them from progressing beyond that mark.

This can even be true with adults, as a scoliosis can have an increased tendency to progress at a slow rate of about one degree per year once a curvature passes the threshold of 30 degrees.

2. Improve respiratory function

A scoliosis in the upper back causes a rotation of the spine and an associated distortion of the rib cage which can negatively impact respiratory function and result in a rib prominence on one side of the spine, while compressing the rib cage on the inside of the curve. Learning specific breathing techniques to open up the lungs on the inside of the scoliosis can significantly improve respiratory function and improve the aesthetics of the back and ribs by improving the strength of the specifically weakened muscles on the inside of the curve which help de-rotate the spine and can reduce the curvature.

3. Reduce or eliminate related scoliosis pain

While scoliosis is often asymptomatic in teens, the progressive postural collapse of the scoliosis curvatures due to the forces of gravity over time often results in pain related syndromes, usually involving the spine. Helping specifically correct the specific postural deficits can significantly reduce or eliminate pain and improve function with activities of daily living.

4. Improvement in aesthetics

Postural corrections can also help immensely in improving the overall aesthetics of the body by reducing the effects of the gravitational collapse.

Dr. Brett Diaz, D.C.Dr. Brett Diaz, D.C. is a treating physician at Scoliosis Systems of San Jose, a regional office for Scoliosis Systems located in Campbell California, which specializes in the non-surgical scoliosis treatment that provides a comprehensive therapeutic approach to conservative treatment that can help you avoid scoliosis surgery. This includes corrective movement therapies such as the SpineCor dynamic scoliosis brace and Scrhoth Method scoliosis exercises, Active Release Techniques, Flexion Distraction, Scoliosis Specific Vibrational Therapy, Proprioceptive Treatment, Upper Cervical Specific treatment and custom orthotics and heal lifts.

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