About Scoliosis

Scoliosis is an unnatural curving of the spine that often causes back pain and other symptoms. Some cases of Scoliosis may be very mild and go unnoticed while others are severe and physically visible.

While Scoliosis can run in families, in many cases the cause of Scoliosis is unknown. Scoliosis can get worse over time and often adults who were diagnosed as children with a mild case, experience more severe symptoms as adults.

Common Symptoms of Scoliosis

There are several causes for middle and upper back pain. The most common causes of middle and upper back pain seen by the back pain doctors at The Spine & Rehab Group are:

  • Back pain
  • Fatigue
  • Uneven shoulders or hips
  • Abnormal spinal curve
  • Limited movement
  • Decreased lung capacity in severe cases

 

Treatment for Scoliosis

The Spine & Rehab Group is proud to include the top Scoliosis Specialists in New York City and New Jersey including Spine Specialists and Back Pain Doctors. Our team may recommend non-surgical treatments for Scoliosis pain relief including:

Physical Therapy – Personalized treatment plans for patients with Scoliosis are created by your team of Scoliosis Doctors and Physical Therapists. Physical therapy and postural training may help the symptoms and discomfort associated with Scoliosis.

Steroid Injections – Non-surgical, in-office injections such as epidural injections or facet injections may be recommended to reduce pain and inflammation associated with Scoliosis

Acupuncture – Performed by a Certified Acupuncturist, Acupuncture can be helpful in alleviating back pain and Scoliosis.

The Spine & Rehab Group’s Scoliosis Specialists

The team of Spine Specialists in our New York City and New Jersey locations are experts in diagnosing and relieving Scoliosis pain. During your visit, your doctor will go over your medical history and may perform X-rays in the office to confirm your condition. While our goal is to help you avoid surgical intervention, at times it may be necessary.