Scoliosis is a lateral, or side-to-side, curvature of the spine. Scoliosis generally develops in children and young adults during periods of growth. This rapid growth and development of the spine can lead to complications including scoliosis.
At the Orlando Orthopaedic Center our board certified specialists offer personalized treatment plans for patients suffering from scoliosis as well as other musculo-skeletal complications.
Our pediatric orthopaedic specialist uses cutting edge technology to provide a comprehensive treatment plan for each and every patient. If your child is suffering from scoliosis turn to the experts as the Orlando Orthopaedic Center.
There are many options for scoliosis treatment. Patients with less severe cases are often monitored closely but generally do not undergo treatment. There are however several treatment options for those who suffer from severe cases of Scoliosis. Common treatment options include:
Spinal bracing is effective in children and young adults who are still growing and have developed a spinal curvature between 20 and 30 degrees. Many patients experience slowed and even stopped progression of Scoliosis as a result of spinal bracing.
Physical therapy is often a very effective method of treatment for scoliosis suffers. Specialists work with the patient to help develop muscle tissue in the back in order to restore mobility and increase strength.
Surgery for scoliosis should only be considered once less invasive methods have proven ineffective. Scoliosis surgery generally consists of the fusion of two or more vertebrae to reduce the spinal curvature.
At the Orlando Orthopaedic Center our pediatric orthopaedic specialist treats children suffering from Scoliosis with superior quality care and the most advanced treatment methods available. From bracing to scoliosis surgery; we are here to help you and your family through every step of the treatment and recovery process.