If you are looking for an expert surgeon who specializes in diagnosing and treating scoliosis, we urge you to visit our practice, Andrew Casden, MD. Our spine surgeon, Dr. Casden, is able to provide excellent scoliosis NYC treatment for patients who are suffering with this problem.
Our doctor has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating scoliosis in both children and adults. When a patient has scoliosis, they have a deformity of the spine. Instead of the spine remaining straight, it develops a curve which is seen when viewed from behind. Scoliosis can be extremely subtle or severe. It usually occurs in the thoracic area of the spine, but is also known to occur in the lumbar back. Scoliosis NYC is generally diagnosed when a person is in their early teens, however it can be present at any age. Scoliosis is found more frequently in girls rather than boys. Your child’s pediatrician is trained to screen your child for scoliosis. If it is found, they will be referred to a specialist, such as our doctor, for complete diagnosis. Oftentimes when scoliosis is found in a teen the cause is unknown. This is called idiopathic scoliosis. Sometimes an adult will develop scoliosis due to excessive wear. This type of scoliosis is referred to as degenerative scoliosis. When teens have scoliosis, there is generally no back pain. When adults are diagnosed with scoliosis they often do have pain which becomes worse when they stand. If scoliosis is found, an x-ray will usually be taken by our doctor to determine the severity of the scoliosis. When scoliosis is found in a child, and the curve is less than 10°, no treatment is required. If the curve is greater than 10°, a brace may be prescribed. If a curve is severe, surgery may be needed. The spinal surgery which our doctor performs will hopefully stop the progression of the disease. When scoliosis is found in adults it is managed with physical therapy and exercise. In severe cases, surgery may be required.
For an appointment to meet with our doctor regarding scoliosis NYC, contact us today.