The most important thing you can do for your child is educate yourself on Scoliosis. Patients who chose us do so after careful evaluation. This website is designed to be a resource for parents and patients to become more familiar with the options available for Scoliosis treatment. Our expertise in spinecor bracing comes after many years and thousands of patients. We invite you to learn. Since 2004 Dr. Deutchman and I have used the Spinecor brace for hundreds... Read more
|Spinecor for Adult Scoliosis|
Should Adults With Scoliosis Use the Spinecor Brace?
On April 17 2009, the Spinecor Adult Brace for Scoliosis was made available by Dr. Marc Lamantia and Dr. Gary Deutchman in all 14 offices throughout the United States. The new Spinecor brace design is more comfortable and hides even better under the clothes. Although Dr. Lamantia and Dr. Deutchman did the original research on adults and Spinecor, and have been fitting adults with scoliosis since 2004, the Spinecorporation now recommends spinecor for adult use.
For more information on the Spinecor brace for adults with scoliosis call 1-800-281-5010 or email us by clicking on the link below.
Although the Spinecor brace was originally developed for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis treatment, clinical uses for adults with scoliosis, patients with kyphosis and non-idiopathic scoliosis are encouraging. Adults with scoliosis are routinely referred for Spinecor bracing to our New York, Chicago, Atlanta, North Carolina, Denver, Buffalo, St. Louis, Tampa, Ft Lauderdale, Roswell (GA), Washington State, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and the Inland Empire (CA) offices. Since the first adult fitting in the Spinecor brace, Drs. Deutchman and Lamantia has fitted over 1000 patients with all types of curvatures. Adults with scoliosis often experience pain relief immediately when the Spinecor brace if fitted appropriately. Due to the nature of the adult spine with scoliosis, different Spinecor brace configurations were developed to successfully manage adult patients. Dr. Deutchman and Lamantia are unmatched in this area of expertise.
Studies show adult scoliosis to be potentially progressive in nature and to be a major contributor to chronic pain, radiculopathy and neurogenic claudication. Due to the abnormal posture and muscle recruitment patterns associated with adult scoliosis, adult Spinecor bracing should be supported with specialized physiotherapy programs.
Unlike a rigid brace, the Spinecor brace uses a rotational 3D Corrective Movement which has been shown to be effective in reducing scoliosis curvatures in adolescents and adults. The Spinecor brace is a dynamic system of elastic bands which uses gentle forces to change posture and movement patterns over time. It can easily be worn under the clothes, during exercise and at work.
Adult scoliosis management differs from adolescent scoliosis treatments due to the long standing dysfunction of the motion segments of the spine and associated ligament degeneration. This may lead to subluxation (misalignment of the vertebra) and further degenerative change to both bone and soft tissues. Often, adult scoliosis treatment can be successful if the patient can tolerate the Spinecor brace. Careful evaluation and fitting procedures are necessary to ensure adults do not experience exacerbations of pain and nerve irritation. Spinecor brace research shows adults can achieve scoliosis curvature reduction despite reaching maximal bone maturity. Due to the fact that spinal deformities associated with scoliosis are not entirely from bone deformity, but include influences from ligament, disc and muscle function. Our adult Spinecor patients routinely respond in our program which may include Schroth Exerices and chiropractic care.
Results vary between individuals. Chiropractic management is recommended when subluxations are detected. For more information contact one of our doctors.
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