The board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians at the Spine Academy of Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland (OACM) provide surgical and non-surgical treatment for scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine. Even if you are not a candidate for scoliosis surgery, it is important to have scoliosis monitored for timely interventions. Request an appointment online or call (410) 644-1880 to schedule your preferred appointment to learn about the latest advances in scoliosis.
Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. A healthy spine has natural front-to-back curves. Scoliosis is a condition that describes side-to-side curvatures of the spine that often also involves rotational deformities. Some people are born with scoliosis, or it may result from neuromuscular conditions, osteoporosis, or for unknown reasons (idiopathic scoliosis).
Scoliosis is a progressive condition that can become worse over time. Untreated severe curvatures can cause medical complications. Scoliosis may be monitored or treated with back bracing or spine surgery. Symptoms of scoliosis include:
- Spine curvature to one side
- One shoulder or one hip that appears higher than the other
- The body may lean to one side
- Protruding shoulder blades
- Back pain and fatigue
- Difficult breathing
- Pressure on the spinal cord or nerves
- Arthritis in the spine with aging
The specialists at the Spine Academy at OACM are experienced in treating adults and children over age 12 affected by scoliosis using state-of-the-art nonsurgical and surgical techniques, including:
- Brace control of curvature
- Scoliosis surgery
- Adult degenerative scoliosis decompression and stabilization
- Pediatric/idiopathic scoliosis correction and stabilization