Do You Have a Stooped or Uneven Posture?
At Frisco Spine, we treat a range of conditions, including scoliosis. This condition causes a sideways curvature of the spine, typically S- or C-shaped, and can greatly impact mobility and comfort. If you are experiencing symptoms associated with scoliosis, such as leaning to one side or uneven shoulders and hips, we can determine whether you are suffering from scoliosis and offer treatment at Frisco Spine. Our multidisciplinary team of neurosurgeons, physiatrists, and physical therapists can provide a solution and guide you through every step of the treatment process. To schedule a consultation with our team, contact Frisco Spine today. Our center is conveniently located for residents of Frisco, Carrollton, McKinney, Denton, and neighboring communities.
Causes of Scoliosis
There are two primary types of scoliosis: adult onset and adolescent. In children, there are often no symptoms and so it may not be immediately evident that the condition is present.
- Adolescent Scoliosis – Children can develop scoliosis during childhood as well as in the developmental stages within the womb. Congenital scoliosis occurs when there is a problem with the formation of the vertebrae or ribs while in the fetal stages. Idiopathic scoliosis occurs during childhood, and its causes are unknown. In children, idiopathic scoliosis is most common, according to the National Institute of Health.
- Adult Onset Scoliosis – Typically, adults will develop scoliosis due to neuromuscular issues. Poor muscle control or muscle weakness, as well as paralysis due to conditions ranging from cerebral palsy to muscular dystrophy, can cause scoliosis in adults.
Women are generally at greater risk for scoliosis than men, and adults are at greater risk than children, but anyone can suffer from this condition. Common symptoms include backaches, lower back pain, fatigue, uneven shoulders or hips, stooped posture, and a lateral curvature of the spine when viewed from the front or back. If the soft tissue around the spine or the spinal bones themselves become irritated, pain can be constant.
We always employ the most conservative approach possible at Frisco Spine. Our approach to scoliosis treatment is no different from that of any other conditions – though we make it a priority to utilize non-surgical treatments whenever possible, we are always open to surgical treatment options if such measures are necessary. However, we find that by emphasizing a conservative approach, we often can help expedite recovery, minimize treatment time, and treat the condition without reverting to surgery. And these benefits are attractive to patients looking to regain their quality of life and move forward.
In cases of adolescent scoliosis, treatment is typically not required, though we will monitor the condition to ensure that it is not getting worse. As children develop, they usually grow out of the condition. For adults, the use of back braces may suffice to slow the progression of the condition and alleviate pain. As a last resort, surgery may be necessary to correct the curvature of the spine.
Contact Frisco Spine Today
We personally assist each patient through the entire treatment process. If you believe that you may be suffering from scoliosis, the team at our Frisco spine center can help. We will diagnose the root cause of your symptoms, educate you on your treatment options, provide as conservative a solution as possible, and track your progress through treatment to recovery. Take action today to ease your pain – schedule a consultation with our team.