Scoliosis Surgeon in Westchester County
What is scoliosis surgery?
Scoliosis is a specific kind of spinal deformity that is characterized by a curve in the spine. A normal, healthy spine has a slight curve, but those who suffer from scoliosis have a pronounced S or C shape, which can cause issues with walking and moving normally. At Specialty Orthopaedics, we always approach your treatment with the most conservative options possible. However, when scoliosis is severe, worsens over time, or does not respond to conservative treatments, scoliosis surgery may be used to improve your condition.
Why is scoliosis surgery used?
We may recommend scoliosis surgery if you have adolescent or adult scoliosis and one or more of the following:
- Conservative scoliosis treatments have been unsuccessful
- Your scoliosis pain is severe
- Scoliosis limits your ability to participate in sports or perform normal movements
- Your scoliosis has worsened over time
What does scoliosis surgery involve?
At Specialty Orthopaedics, we make it a priority to ensure that our patients are well-informed about the procedure they are undergoing. We will spend time speaking with you one-on-one before your surgery to discuss the details of your scoliosis procedure and answer any of your questions.
Often, a procedure called spinal fusion surgery is used to correct the spinal curve and prevent further curving from happening. During normal spinal fusion surgery, a damaged disc is removed and the bones on either side of the disc are fused together to prevent the bones from rubbing and causing back pain. When used for scoliosis treatment, the same procedure is done, however, the discs are usually healthy and removed only to realign the spine and to prevent future shifting.
What are the benefits of having scoliosis surgery?
Choosing to undergo spinal surgery at Specialty Orthopaedics to correct scoliosis can offer you the following benefits:
- Scoliosis back pain relief
- Reduced spinal curve
- Prevention of future spinal curve progression
- Restored range of motion in back
- Experienced and caring neck surgeons
- Evidence-based orthopedic techniques
- Performed at some of the best orthopedic hospitals in the country
If you are interested in scoliosis surgery, visit Specialty Orthopaedics. Our New York orthopedic practice is home to a team of fellowship-trained orthopedists in a variety of specialty areas. We offer comprehensive treatment for musculoskeletal disorders in a caring and responsive clinical atmosphere. Give us a call at 914.686.0111 or fill out the form on this page to schedule your appointment today.