About Scoliosis: Treatment and Conditions
Even if you are not a candidate for scoliosis surgery, it is important to have scoliosis monitored for timely interventions. Our team of orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists, and PM&R (physical medicine and rehabilitation) doctors work together to achieve optimal results for every patient.
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.
- 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
- Difficulty breathing
- Pressure on the spinal cord or nerves
- Arthritis in the spine with aging
The spine surgeons and physiatrists at The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics are experienced in treating adults and children over age 12 affected by scoliosis using state-of-the-art techniques, including:
- Brace control of curvature
- Scoliosis surgery
- Adult degenerative scoliosis decompression and stabilization
- Pediatric/idiopathic scoliosis correction and stabilization
Scoliosis Treatment in Catonsville, Columbia, and Eldersburg, MD
Learn about the latest advances in scoliosis from the spine specialists in Maryland at The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics. Schedule an appointment online or call (410) 644-1880 to schedule your visit.