Scoliosis Plano TX

Scoliosis is the presence of abnormal sideways curves and rotations of the spine. Everyone’s spine naturally curves a bit, however, people with scoliosis have a spine that curves too much, resembling letter “C” or “S.” The cause of scoliosis is unknown. For patients who are seeking scoliosis treatment and live in or near Plano, Texas, the participating physicians at Texas Health Spine & Orthopedic Center are here to help.

This condition can be accompanied by back pain, muscle tightness, fatigue, restricted lung capacity and neurological symptoms, such as nerve pain, weakness, numbness, and tingling. In some cases, the condition prompts neurological issues as well, like tingling sensations, nerve pain, and weakness in the extremities.

While anyone can be prone to a curving of the spine, scoliosis more commonly occur in girls.

There are four types of scoliosis – congenital scoliosis, neuromuscular scoliosis, degenerative scoliosis and idiopathic scoliosis.

Scoliosis Causes:

  • Congenital (present at birth) scoliosis is due to fused ribs or a problem with the formation of the spine bones during development in the womb.
  • Neuromuscular scoliosis is caused by problems such as poor muscle control, muscle weakness, or paralysis as a result of diseases such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, and polio.
  • Degenerative scoliosis is most common after the age of 50 and occurs due to development of degeneration in the spine and joints.
  • Idiopathic scoliosis is scoliosis of an unknown cause. It appears in a previously straight spine. Idiopathic scoliosis in adolescents is the most common type of scoliosis.

Scoliosis Symptoms:

  • Abnormal posture, shoulder balance or leg lengths
  • If a spinal curve measures more than 10 degrees, it is considered to be a true scoliotic curve.

Participating Members Provide Advanced, Effective Scoliosis Treatment Available for Residents of Plano, TX & the Surrounding Area

Scoliosis Treatments

Several treatment options are available, depending on a number of factors including the severity and rigidity of the curve, the cause of the scoliosis, and the patient’s age, overall health, medical history, and tolerance for specific medications, procedures, and therapies.

To help scoliosis patients in or near Plano, TX, combat these symptoms, the participating physicians at Texas Health Spine & Orthopedic Center may first recommend effective, non-surgical scoliosis treatment options. Some of these interventions might include:

  • Exercise and physical therapy to strengthen the body’s core
  • Injections and anti-inflammatory medications to alleviate discomfort
  • Weight management
  • Bracing (does not cure scoliosis but may impede further progression of the curve)
  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint injections
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Watchful waiting

In cases where the curvature is severe or does not respond to bracing, surgical treatment consists of:

  • Fusing bones together in order to correct and balance the curve

If non-surgical therapies fail to provide relief and surgical scoliosis treatment is suggested, patients can consult with a participating physician with a focus on scoliosis. . Physician members utilize some of the most advanced technological procedures available. In fact, one participating physicians, Dr. Lieberman, even helped develop the robotic tool used in many scoliosis treatment procedures, called SpineAssist®. Scoliosis surgery typically involves the strategic placement of implants to address curvature of the spine, and SpineAssist® allows a surgeon to pre-plan the surgery and walk through the procedure before the patient even arrives using a three-dimensional image of the patient’s spine. A robotic arm then carries out pre-programmed instructions designed to assist the surgeon in the precise placement of implants in the spine. The goal is to minimize the size of the incision required to perform the procedure, reduces the risk of infection, and aid in speedier post-operative recovery that what is typically associated with traditional spine surgery.

To learn more about the scoliosis treatment options available from participating physicians at the Texas Health Spine & Orthopedic Center in Plano, TX, call (888) 608-4762.