Scoliosis is one of the most common spinal deformities, and it can affect anyone, from children to adults. Depending upon the age of the patient and severity of the condition, treatment varies. That is why it is important to seek out care from a White Plains spine surgeon who can assess the severity of your particular case and determine the course of treatment best suited for your needs. At the practice of Andrew Casden, MD, we’ll take a look at your spine and discuss with you potential treatment options designed to most effectively correct the problem.
Scoliosis involves the spine displaying a curve when viewed from behind. In general, when children or teenagers have scoliosis, no major cause is cited. In adults, on the other hand, scoliosis can be caused by excessive wear. Because scoliosis in younger patients is usually not associated with any painful symptoms, children and teenagers are regularly screened for the condition in school. If they show signs of it, they will likely be referred to a specialist to further treat the problem. In adults, however, scoliosis is often accompanied by pain. In order to diagnose the condition, a routine physical examination will be the first step. This allows a spinal surgeon to determine if there is any curvature to begin with. The next step involves taking an x-ray to determine the full extent of the curvature. If a curve is moderate, braces may be necessary. More severe scoliosis may require surgery to correct. In adults, treatment often includes physical therapy. White Plains spine surgeon Dr. Andrew Casden will explain all these factors to you, should you have a case of scoliosis which requires some form of treatment.
White Plains spine surgeon Dr. Andrew Casden is an accomplished professional who knows that each case of scoliosis is different, with factors such as age and severity of a patient’s curvature coming into play. Along with a dedicated team and a courteous staff, he’ll assess your particular case and discuss with you the treatment options available. At our practice, our goal is to provide each and every patient with care tailored specifically to their needs. For the best scoliosis treatment you can get, schedule an appointment with us today.