Scoliosis or Spinal Deformity

Understanding Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a spinal condition characterized by an abnormal curvature of the spine, resulting in an “S” or “C” shape. It can affect people of any age, but it most commonly develops during adolescence. Scoliosis can be caused by several factors, including genetic predisposition, neuromuscular conditions, or birth defects.

Recognizing the Symptoms

Scoliosis symptoms can vary depending on the severity of the curvature and the age of onset. Common signs and symptoms of scoliosis include:

Uneven shoulders or hips

A visible curvature of the spine

One shoulder blade is more prominent than the other

Back pain or discomfort

Uneven ribcage or waistline

Trouble breathing or shortness of breath


Exploring Treatment Options

At Metropolitan Neurosurgery Brain & Spine, we understand that scoliosis can be challenging to manage. We provide information on various treatment options to help you manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life. 

Non-Surgical Treatment

Physical therapy exercises: A specific exercise program designed to improve flexibility and strengthen the muscles surrounding the spine.

Bracing: Custom-fitted orthotic devices that are designed to prevent further curvature and maintain spinal alignment.

Pain management techniques: Over-the-counter or prescription medications for pain relief.

Surgical Treatment

In severe cases or when conservative treatments fail to provide relief, spinal deformity surgery may be considered. Surgical options for scoliosis include:

Spinal fusion surgery: A procedure that fuses two or more vertebrae together to straighten the spine.

Growing rod surgery: A procedure that uses adjustable rods that can be lengthened over time to straighten the spine as the child grows.

Vertebral body tethering: A procedure that uses a flexible cord to tether the vertebrae together to straighten the spine while allowing for continued growth.


Begin Your Journey to Recovery Today

Don’t let Scoliosis hold you back any longer. Start your journey to recovery today by calling or requesting an appointment.
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