Mar 21, · Adult scoliosis patients are initially treated as we would treat a patient with a straight spine who has back pain. Treatment might include physical therapy to strengthen and stabilize the spine. Dec 10, · Randal R. Betz, MD is a nationally recognized surgeon with over 30 years of experience in caring for children and adults with problems of the spine, including scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis, fused vertebrae, neuromuscular scoliosis.
Dr. Han Jo Kim is a Spine Surgeon at HSS, specializing in cervical spine and scoliosis surgery. After his residency at HSS, he completed a spine fellowship in adult and pediatric spinal deformity and scoliosis surgery followed by a subspecialized fellowship in cervical spine surgery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University in St. Louis. Oct 09, · Scoliosis is a condition that causes the spine to curve in an unnatural way. If you have scoliosis, you will need to be extra careful about the way you sleep, as choosing a bad position can make your scoliosis symptoms worse. There are also a few things you can do to help yourself sleep better if you have scoliosis.
When degenerative scoliosis becomes symptomatic, the main goal of treatment is to reduce pain and/or any accompanying neurologic symptoms. Treatment does not tend to focus on correcting the curve because that is typically not the cause of pain, nor is the curve likely to progress enough to cause a deformity. Spinal Deformity: Adult Degenerative Scoliosis Overview. Spinal deformity is an abnormal alignment or curve of the bony vertebral column. Adult scoliosis and kyphosis can be caused by age-related wear and tear on the back or complications from past surgeries.