Considering Alternative Scoliosis Treatment in Houston?

If you are thinking about alternative scoliosis treatment in Houston for you or your child to try to avoid surgery? Then taking the time to choose the right doctors is an important decision that you should consider very carefully before you begin. Discovering what’s important in therapy of scoliosis in children is first step in the process.

5 Things to ask a doctor when consider non-surgical options for you or your child’s scoliosis


1. Do you provide a Variety of Scoliosis Treatment Options?

Because you are trying to avoid scoliosis surgery, it is important that the doctor does not just provide scoliosis treatment as a sideline. Instead look for someone who specialize is in the non-surgical treatment of scoliosis.

Because we do specialize in the non-surgical treatment we do offer a comprehensive scoliosis treatment approach. Comparative the variety of services that are offered to see if the doctors does indeed have a great depth of knowledge of scoliosis.

2. Are the scoliosis treatments provided specific for the causes of scoliosis and backed by research?

At Scoliosis Systems we find that our patients tend do their homework before to choosing us our methods because they are based on the latest scoliosis research. Just take a look at our site and you will see the research that backs it up.

We Invite You to Learn More About Scoliosis by reviewing the rest of our site.

To help people understand how our approach is different we provide FREE PHONE CONSULTS to discuss the details of your case to see if our dynamic approach is right for you. (See details at the bottom of this page)

Also to help people better understand the nature of our work we formed a non-profit organization called the Scoliosis Care Foundation . It is dedicated to supporting scientific research into the cause, detection and non-surgical correction of scoliosis and was designed as a source to help you become more familiar with our evidence based options.

3. Are the Providers Certified and Experienced in The Scoliosis Treatment They Offer?

One of the many treatments we us in our scoliosis therapy is a dynamic tension scoliosis brace called SpineCor. It’s unique, patented design provides unparalleled results. Unlike traditional static scoliosis braces the SpineCor dynamic brace actually moves with the patient helping them strengthen and lengthen specific muscles of the trunk that have become weakened and shortened by the scoliosis. Due to the fact that each individual’s scoliosis symptoms are unique fitting the Spinecor brace properly requires an in-depth understanding of biomechanics, neurology and biophysics to configure it properly.

Not only were our doctor’s among the first to become Certified Spine Cor Providers for use of the brace for scoliosis in children back in 2004, they later did some of the pioneering work with scoliosis in adults by helping develop the Spine Cor brace for adults. They’ve helped thousands of patients with their scoliosis symptoms and are the most experienced Spine Cor providers in the United States.

Unfortunately some of our patient have come to us after being misfit by another provider and have looked to us to fit it properly for them. So if you are considering the Spinecor brace for either adult scoliosis or adolescent scoliosis, be sure to inquire about the level of experience of the provider.

Ashley Argota, the actress who plays Lulu on the Nickelodeon’s hit TV show “True Jackson VP”, is a satisfied patient of ours. See what she has to say about her results with Spine Cor and Scoliosis Systems.

To see other videos of our patients experiences with our Scoliosis Systems visit our YouTube Channel and you will find dozens of other success stories.

3. Do They Offer “Specific” Scoliosis Exercises  ?

When it comes to scoliosis exercises there is no such thing as a “one-size-fits-all” type of exercise for scoliosis and not all scoliosis exercises are created equal. The rehabilitation of scoliosis requires a very specific type of “unidirectional” exercise to correct a crooked spine. Further, each area and type of scoliotic curvature must be addressed in a way as to help correct the abnormal rotation pattern in that part of the body, without aggravating a curvature in another part of the spine. In fact, the wrong kind of exercise for scoliosis can actually make your curvatures worse, so knowing the difference is critical.

Because of this we’ve incorporated the Schroth Method of specific scoliosis exercise. These exercises were originally developed in Germany and have over 80 years of clinical research to back them up. They are highly regarded in the scoliosis research literature and are used extensively in Europe for the treatment of scoliosis.

Our doctors are Schroth Certified Instructors and are among a handful of providers in the United State that certified to provide Schroth Method instruction for the treatment of scoliosis and kyphosis.

4. Do They Utilize cutting Edge Technology & Diagnostic Testing to Examine Scoliosis Causes?

We specialize in the treatment of scoliosis so we make every effort to provide our patients with the best and most innovative tools in scoliosis diagnosis and treatment that are available today.

Reducing Radiation with Advanced Imaging for Scoliosis

With the management of scoliosis, radiation is always a concern since curvatures need to being monitored periodically. While most practices use x-rays as their sole method to check the progress of treatment we look to limit our patients exposure to harmful radiation by using Formetric Rastersterography as an alternatives.

An advanced imaging device called Rasterstereography is used that measures the body surface and curvatures in scoliosis without the use of radiation. This German technology is highly accurate and has been used by universities and research clinics in Europe for over 20 years to monitor scoliosis and other spinal deformities. We are the only ones U.S. to utilize this advance technology, which gives our patients the benefit of reducing their x-ray exposure during the course of their care by as much as 75%.

There is a genetic factor to scoliosis that has recently been used to predict the probability of curvature progression.  The test called ScoliScore can assess if there is a genetic link to your child’s scoliosis that can determine the degree of risk you child’s scoliosis progression. This information allows for us to determine what course of treatment is best for them.

5. Do They Utilize Advanced Technology for the Treatment of Scoliosis Related Conditions?

Most experts in the field of scoliosis agree that there is an underlying neurological component in most scoliosis cases that needs to be addressed. Recent studies in the field of pediatric neurology have pointed to the upper cervical spine (specifically the Atlas) as being involved in the neurological imbalances causing scoliosis symptoms.  The Atlas is the top bone in your spine and it sits directly underneath your skull. Because of it’s location, even a small amount of misalignment can cause torsion to the delicate spinal cord, brainstem and nearby cerebellum, which can impact their function and cause. Atlas misalignment can contribute greatly to scoliosis, so keeping this key vertebra in its proper alignment is critical to allow for a clear passage way for our spinal cord.

If you are considering alternative scoliosis treatment in Houston then contact us for a FREE Telephone Consultation with to one of our Doctors about your case call us at (713) 489-1169.


Email Us your scoliosis question. 

Dr. Marc Lamantia, D.C.

Dr. Marc Lamantia, D.C.
Spine Cor Associates – Houston
8925 Hwy 6 N; Suite 200
Houston, TX 77095
(713) 489-1169


  1. My name is Josie about two and a half years ago that my daughter Hallie had scoliosis. We noticed she was kind of uneven when she stood so we thought that something may be wrong with her. When we took her to the doctor he examined her and confirmed that she had a severe case of scoliosis. I was shocked that I hadn’t noticed it before. He recommended that we go see an orthopedic surgeon and that she might need surgery.

    That scared us a lot! So, I started to do some research for scoliosis treatment on-line. I was amazed at the limited number of treatment options. It seemed to be that most recommended static scoliosis bracing while some said it was not effective. Other went straight to surgery when a child’s curves went past 40 degrees. She was already there but at 14 at the time and I wasn’t wanting that for my daughter, unless absolutely necessary.

    After looking around more I found Scoliosis Systems and contacted Doctor Deutchman to get another opinion. He said that he had worked with a lot of other kids with severe scoliosis combining a Spinecor brace and scoliosis exercises but he would need to do an evaluation to see if she was a candidate. I set up the first appointment I could get. After examining her he did feel that she would benefit from Spinecor and the Schroth Method of scoliosis exercise. That same day he fir with the brace and gave her first Schroth class. I was glad we found these doctors but I was still concerned that she might need surgery as they said that some cases end up having to do surgery even when you do all the right things. They said that the rapid growth she has experienced, 5 inches the year before, was a wild card.

    After that we went to an orthopedist we had made an appointment with 2 months earlier. Of course he recommended surgery. We saying we wanted to see how the Spinecor brace would do first so we continued with Dr. Deutchman and Dr. Lamantia. I kept on Hallie to do her with the home exercises every day and she wore the her brace for 20 hours a day, with 2 two hour breaks.

    Thankfully, we have never had to go back and see the surgeon. It’s been over two years now since she first began treatment and her curves have actually improved slightly, enough to take her out of the surgical range. She has stopped growing now and they are considering weaning her off the brace starting on the next follow up. We are really excited that all her hard work has paid off and it appears she will be able to avoid surgery! I am confident that as long as she keeps up with her Schroth scoliosis exercises she’ll be fine.

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