Scoliosis is a condition in which the patient’s spine transforms into abnormal lateral curvature. It is most common in children in their early adolescence. Also, scoliosis is two times more common in girls than in boys. Dr. Akhil Tawari is one of the leading Orthopedic Spine Surgeon in the Malad & Dahisar area with hands-on experience in treating spinal conditions for patients of all ages. He has undergone extensive pediatric spine fellowship training pin the USA to provide international levels of standard of care to his patients.
What Causes Scoliosis?
In most cases, the cause behind developing scoliosis is unknown which is known as Idiopathic Scoliosis. Scoliosis can also result sometimes due to specific causes such as
Signs and Symptoms
At first, Dr Akhil Tawari takes a session with the patient to ask specific questions such as the family history of scoliosis, symptoms, or any other medical problems. The treatment starts with a physical examination that involves your doctor looking at your spine from the front, side, and back. The patient will also be examined for uneven waist, abnormal curves, and physical deformities.
There are three main categories for scoliosis treatment which includes:
Observation and bracing generally work well for many people with Idiopathic scoliosis. Surgery, however, is the best option for certain progressive types of scoliosis. The surgery involves correcting the abnormal curve and performing a spinal fusion to hold it in place.
Book your appointment with an experienced spine surgeon in Dahisar to know more about scoliosis and our state-of-the-art orthopedic treatments customized to ensure the patients receive the highest quality of health treatments.
What are the three types of scoliosis?
There are more than three types of scoliosis, but the most consolidated form of scoliosis based on etiology are
2. What are the symptoms of scoliosis in adults?
Scoliosis is mostly found in kids. However, adults can also be diagnosed with this condition.
3. Can scoliosis be corrected in adults.
Some curves are fatal. In moderate cases of scoliosis, it can be corrected through braces or surgery.
4. How do I know if my child has scoliosis?
Scoliosis is more common in kids than in adults. Here are some signs parents are advised to watch