Scoliosis, Osteoporosis and Vertigo in Clinical Practice

Scoliosis, Osteoporosis and Vertigo in Clinical Practice Do you have one or more of  the following; Scoliosis, Osteoporosis or Vertigo?  Clinicians and Researchers have long reported that all three of these conditions can occur simultaneously. And now, new research may answer at least in part why patients with Scoliosis also have Osteoporosis and Vertigo. In 2006 researchers published a report identifying Osteopenia (Lower than normal Bone Density) as a risk factor for Scoliosis progression.  The authors state scoliosis is primarily a problem with the formation of normal bone, not from an imbalance of muscles or misalignments of the spinal bones.  Furthermore, […]

Improve the central neurological controls of posture

Vestibular problems resulting in; vertigo, dyslexia, balance disorders and postural disorganization, can respond well to treatment. Dr. Marc Lamantia is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist with experience in the diagnosis and treatment of dizziness and other balance disorders. Our facilities are equipped with Video Infrared Electronystagmography (VNG); sophisticated diagnostic equipment to evaluate vestibular imbalances. Dr. Lamantia is an expert in the evaluation of vestibular testing, and will customize a treatment program based directly on your vestibular testing results. This is unique and often can be the difference between effective and ineffective treatment. Contact our offices to discuss your case. Below are so terms you may not […]

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Etiology of Idiopathic Scoliosis: Current Trends in Research. (Lowe et al 2000) …A number of studies have shown an abnormal nystagmus response to caloric testing in patients with idiopathic scoliosis, suggesting an oculovestibular abnormality. Herman et al.46 proposed that a dysfunction of the motor cortex that controls axial posture results from a sensory input deficiency concerning spatial orientation and that this effect probably results from central proprioceptive sources involving visual and vestibular function. Other reports have supported this concept. The clinical syndrome of symmetrical horizontal or lateral gaze palsy is associated with a high prevalence of scoliosis of the idiopathic […]

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What is Brain Lateralization? In a study published in SPINE 1995, researchers tested linguistic processing, a higher cortical function, and concluded children with scoliosis had an entire brain dominance lateralized to one side, unlike unaffected children in the control group. This study demonstrates the need for advanced neuro-diagnostic testing and clinical correlations which leads to meaningful neurologically based rehabilitation. Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis and Cerebral Asymmetry. An Examination of the non-spinal perceptual systems. SPINE 1995 Aug 1;20(15):1685-91. Dr. Lamantia Speaks at SOSORT Dr. Lamantia presenting a report on the importance of vestibular rehabilitation at the 2007 International Conference on Conservative Management […]

Scoliosis Neurological Exams

Timothy C. Hain, MD.  Page last modified: November 20, 2010 The Chiari I malformation, also known as the Arnold-Chiari malformation, is a relatively common syndrome caused by displacement of the cerebellar tonsils below the level of the foramen magnum. Associated with the Chiari malformation may be hydrocephalus, spina bifida, and syringomyelia. In most instances, symptoms present in middle age. There are hundreds of articles about this well known malformation in the literature (see Pubmed). History and description: In the early 1890s, Dr. Hans Chiari, professor of pathological anatomy at the German University in Prague, used autopsy specimens to describe four congenital […]