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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.

At Texas Spine Associates, we are a team committed to the highest quality of care in diagnosing and treating spine deformity for pediatrics and adults. Our goal is to get each patient “back to normal”— physically, functionally and cosmetically. Dr. Neil Shah and Dr. Vishal Patel are skilled in their approach to scoliosis and offer their patient the latest in minimally invasive techniques to address their spinal deformity when surgery is indicated

 

To learn more about treatments for adult scoliosis and other spine deformities, request a consultation at one of our convenient Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex locations.

Causes of 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

Symptoms of Scoliosis

  • Back pain and stiffness
  • Physical deformity and nerve compression
  • Weakness and leg pain, especially upon standing
  • Numbness or shooting pain in the leg(s)

Diagnosis

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

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 an Appointment

If you suffer from scoliosis and are searching for treatment options, you can call us at (972) 987-0969 to schedule a consultation with one of our expert spine doctors.