Various sections of the spine have some degree of natural curvature. However, because of age-related degeneration, congenital abnormalities or neuromuscular disease, the spine can become abnormally curved, causing a deformity.
This abnormal curvature may be only slightly noticeable in the beginning, but it can worsen over time, causing pain and many other unpleasant symptoms. The specialists at the Spinal Deformity Center can evaluate and help manage all types of spinal deformities to minimize any long-term problems for children and adults.
Spinal Deformities We Treat
- Increased forward curvature (kyphosis)
- Increased sideways curvature (scoliosis)
- Loss of curvature (flat-back syndrome)
Surgery for Spinal Deformity
Most people who have one of these conditions won’t need surgery. However, if your curve keeps worsening, or if you experience neurological symptoms or significant back and lower extremity pain, you might benefit from surgery.
The goals of spinal deformity surgery are to alleviate symptoms and, for patients healthy enough for large-deformity operations, correct the deformity.
Our center, led by Daniel Sciubba, M.D., has decades of experience evaluating and treating spinal deformity, and our experts use the latest instrumentation and bone fusion technologies to optimize surgical outcomes. The neurosurgical team offers minimally invasive approaches and open deformity correction procedures.