In short, it is an abnormal side-to-side curve in your spine. A normal spine sits vertical, but a spine with scoliosis has an S-like curve in it.
In severe cases, yes. It can affect your lung and heart function, and mobility.
No. Only some of our patients require surgery to correct their scoliosis. Many of our patients can be treated with a brace, physical therapy, or other options.
Yes, in most cases. Motion-sparing, state-of the art surgeries can help you live an active life.
In most cases, no. Scoliosis is a complex spinal deformity that requires expert care. Not even all orthopedic surgeons are qualified to work with complex spinal problems like scoliosis.
It’s extremely important to let children know that they’ll be OK. We find it best to spend a lot of time with our patients to answer every question they have. It’s not uncommon for us to meet with patients several times prior to surgery to address their questions thoroughly. If you have a medical question, our doctors, not an office assistant, will respond to you.
We perform more than 250 surgical procedures annually.