Scoliosis is a unique condition that affects approximately seven million people in the United States. It is important to understand the symptoms and treatment options available for scoliosis, as the curvature in the spine can lead to physical pain, difficulty in breathing, significant disfigurement, or progression of the curve. Our team of scoliosis experts are reshaping the future of scoliosis care by improving patient safety and reducing recovery time. This is done by continuously breaking new ground utilizing technology (to include robotics) to more efficiently perform complex spinal procedures, reducing recovering times and improving patient outcomes.
You can be diagnosed with scoliosis at a young age or develop it later in life due to degenerative changes in the spine. A lot of the time, scoliosis does not cause any symptoms and does not require any treatment. However, spines can curve or rotate more over time and can be missed until symptoms present itself. It is important to have a spinal deformity specialist evaluate a spinal curvature to see if it needs to be monitored. There are treatment options that can be discussed to avoid neurologic symptoms and complex spinal surgeries later in life.
Approximately seven million people in the United States suffer from scoliosis, and the experts at Virginia Spine Institute can offer the least invasive procedures to treat it.
Determining the most appropriate scoliosis treatment first begins with an accurate diagnosis. In certain patient scenarios, scoliosis reconstructive surgery is discussed to help improve symptoms of pain, numbness or tingling. In other scenarios this type of deformity correction is discussed after the scoliosis has progressed to a certain degree with the goal to halt any further progression of this abnormal curvature.
Our scoliosis specialists will help you understand the prognosis of your spine, as well as help you develop a solution that best fits your needs.
“My scoliosis surgery gave me self-confidence, mental strength, and physical strength. I am forever grateful to Dr. Good and the team at Virginia Spine Institute.”