Scoliosis Orange County
Scoliosis is a condition in which there is a curvature of the spine. Scoliosis may appear at birth or adolescence, but can also occur later in life. The spinal structure can endure various changes over time and cause degenerative scoliosis. Degenerative scoliosis may also lead to the development of other spinal conditions. This condition can appear in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions of the spine.
Causes of Degenerative Scoliosis
As the spinal anatomy shifts, there are a few main causes that can lead to degenerative scoliosis.
- Aging: Spine degeneration over time can lead to this condition.
- Obesity: Extra weight can place pressure on the spine and can lead to degenerative scoliosis.
- Injuries: High-impact injuries sustained from sports or traumatic accidents can lead to this type of scoliosis.
Symptoms of Degenerative Scoliosis
The symptoms of scoliosis will vary based on the severity of the condition. Here are the most common signs and symptoms of scoliosis:
- Joint stiffness
- Neck and back pain
- Uneven shoulders, hips or waist
- Radiating pain
- Numbness and tingling
- Muscle weakness
At OC Spine Center, we offer the leading spinal condition treatment options in Orange County. Our board-certified physicians can often alleviate symptoms of scoliosis with conservative forms of treatment. In most cases, spine surgery may be the best solution to reverse the altering effects of this condition. Spine surgeries that can treat scoliosis can range from our minimally invasive decompression or stabilization procedures based on the severity of the condition and patient’s needs. Our spine surgeries have a short recovery and are low risk.
Visit OC Spine center or contact us today to book your consultation. Find relief with the help of our spine specialists.