Dr. Apoorva Kumar Neurosurgeon, Spine Surgeon, Spine And Pain Specialist

Spinal Deformity Treatment

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The everyday backbone is structurally balanced for the top of the line flexibility and assists of the frame’s weight. When viewed from the facet, it has three mild curves. The lumbar (lower) spine has an inward curve known as lordosis. The thoracic (middle) backbone has an outward curve called kyphosis. The cervical backbone (backbone within the neck) also has a lordosis. These curves paintings in harmony to keep the frame’s middle of gravity aligned over the hips and pelvis. When regarded from at the back of, the normal backbone is direct.

For the maximum element, nonoperative treatments are advocated before surgical treatment is considered. Nonoperative treatments consist of ache medicines, physical remedy (together with gait and posture schooling), and certain braces.

When Surgery is required?

  • The patient experiences severe pain that is not relieved by physical therapy, bracing, and/or pain medications
  • The spinal deformity is progressing
  • The condition has caused a physical deformity that is unbearable to the patient
  • The condition has caused compression of the spinal cord or nerve roots
  • The deformity has resulted from fractures, usually caused by osteoporosis
  • Spinal instability including spondylolisthesis
  • The deformity is of such a magnitude that it is likely to progress even once skeletal growth is complete

Symptoms of spinal Deformity

  • Radiating pain that shoots into the arms, hands, legs, or feet
  • Physical signs of spine deformity
  • Uneven hips, shoulders, or leg lengths
  • A hump in the upper back or bulging out from one side of the rib cage
  • A deep inward plunging of the lower back
  • Loss of the natural arch of the upper or lower back
  • Chin to chest syndrome or forward jutting of the head
  • Unsteadiness while walking
  • Herniated discs, pinched nerves, or spinal cord compression
  • Heart, lung, or bladder complications

Treatment of Spinal Deformity

  • The patient experiences severe pain that is not relieved by physical therapy, bracing, and/or pain medications
  • The spinal deformity is progressing
  • The condition has caused a physical deformity that is unbearable to the patient
  • The condition has caused compression of the spinal cord or nerve roots
  • The deformity has resulted from fractures, usually caused by osteoporosis
  • The deformity is of such a magnitude that it is likely to progress even once skeletal growth is complete

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