ADULT SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT & CORRECTION
Adult scoliosis is an abnormal curve of the bones in the spine that can twist or rotate to the left or right. This type of scoliosis can occur in adults due to untreated curvature as a child or degenerative spinal conditions like disc degeneration and spinal stenosis. 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.
Learn if you are a candidate for this treatment.
ADULT SCOLIOSIS SYMPTOMS
Adult scoliosis symptoms may include back pain, leg length discrepancy, uneven hips, or an abnormal walking pattern. Often times patients first notice that their clothes are no longer fitting correctly. Scoliosis symptoms may also include pain, difficulty standing or sitting upright, spinal stiffness, and even heart and lung problems if left untreated.
ADULT SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT
Determining the most appropriate scoliosis treatment first begins with an accurate diagnosis. Adult scoliosis can sometimes be diagnosed just by looking at the back, especially if the curvature is severe and has very obviously changed the structure of the spine. The best way to identify adult scoliosis, however, is with standing x-rays.
NON-OPERATIVE CORRECTIVE TREATMENT
Correcting scoliosis in adults often does not require surgical treatment. In fact, many of the scoliosis treatments offered at Virginia Spine Institute are non-operative including physical therapy and spinal injections. Non-operative scoliosis treatment options are utilized to help treat scoliosis pain and maximize overall function.
OPERATIVE CORRECTIVE TREATMENT
The specialists at Virginia Spine Institute may recommended minimally invasive surgery as a scoliosis treatment for adults if the non-operative treatments listed above do not relieve scoliosis pain or symptoms. Minimally invasive scoliosis surgery may also be needed for patients whose curves are progressing over time, or are starting to cause symptoms such as numbness, weakness, or pain. In general, adult scoliosis curves greater than 45° are best treated with minimally invasive scoliosis surgery.
The goals of correcting scoliosis in adults through surgery is to offer the least invasive and safest procedure, while relieving scoliosis pain and preventing the curvature from worsening in the future.
If you or someone you know is suffering from Adult Scoliosis and needs scoliosis correction, contact the specialists at Virginia Spine Institute to schedule your initial consultation today – 703-709-1114.
MEET YOUR TEAM OF SCOLIOSIS SPECIALISTS
Dr. Good is nationally recognized as a Top Doctor who specializes in the treatment of complex spinal conditions. He has pioneered the use of robotics and navigation in spine surgery, establishing himself as one of the world experts in the field.
Dr. Haines works collaboratively to provide comprehensive surgical treatment plans for complex scoliosis conditions. His expertise in minimally invasive scoliosis techniques improves patient safety and reduces recovery time.
Dr. Jazini's training in both spinal neurosurgery and orthopaedic spinal surgery has positioned him as a renowned leader in the treatment of scoliosis. He has mastered surgical techniques in minimally invasive scoliosis surgery and robot-guided scoliosis surgery.
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