Scoliosis Treatment in Dallas, TX
Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that can be either developmental (children/teenagers) or degenerative (adults). In both scenarios it represents a mechanical imbalance in the spine that can lead pain, discomfort, and limitations. The goals for treatment are often different as is the location, type and severity of the spine deformity.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of scoliosis, don’t wait to see a specialist. For patients in the Dallas area, the team at Texas Spine Associates is here to help. Our spine surgeons are all members of the North American Spine Society and have extensive experience accurately diagnosing and effectively treating scoliosis. Contact us today to schedule an appointment in Arlington, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Granbury, Irving, Southlake, or Weatherford.
What Causes Scoliosis?
Curvatures and deformity in the spine, have various classes and causes. Some of the most common causes are:
- Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
- Degenerative disease in the spinal column
- Osteoporosis (weak “brittle bones”)
- Leg length discrepancy (one leg is longer than the other)
- Previous trauma or fracture in vertebrae
- Previous failed spine surgeries
- Back pain and stiffness
- Physical deformity and nerve compression
- Weakness and leg pain, especially upon standing
- Numbness or shooting pain in the leg(s)
Our physicians are highly experienced in diagnosing the causes of spinal deformities and other spinal disorders as well as providing both surgical and non-surgical care. Full -length standing x-rays are essential in the diagnostic evaluation of adults with spinal deformity. Advanced imaging studies (i.e. MRI or CT myelography) may be needed to assess patients with lower extremity symptoms or other neurologic signs or symptoms.
Treatment for Scoliosis
Dr. Shah, Dr. Patel and Dr. Happ take a conservative approach by recommending non-surgical treatments whenever possible. For milder cases, physicians may recommend conservative (i.e. nonsurgical) treatment such as physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medication. If the symptoms become debilitating or the pain becomes intolerable despite conservative treatment, surgery to straighten and fuse the spine may become necessary. Treatment options for an adult spine deformity may include one or a combination of the following:
- Modified physical activity/medication
- Physical therapy
- Interventional pain management
- Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
- Adult Reconstructive Spine Surgery
Schedule a Scoliosis Consultation
If you’re struggling with scoliosis in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, contact Texas Spine Associates today to schedule a consultation. Our board-certified spine specialists provide the highest level of scoliosis care at our spine clinics in Arlington, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Granbury, Irving, Southlake, and Weatherford. Give us a call at (972) 987-0969 or request an appointment through our secure online form.