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.
Participating Members Provide Advanced, Effective Scoliosis Treatment Available for Residents of Plano, TX & the Surrounding Area
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:
In cases where the curvature is severe or does not respond to bracing, surgical treatment consists of:
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.