Scoliosis is a deformity that involves the curvature of the spine. It affects all three planes of the body: coronal (bisecting the front and back of the body), saggital (bisecting right and left), and axial (bisecting top and bottom.)Scoliosis is one of the spine disorders that can occur in both children and adults. In this blog, you'll learn the basics about diagnosis and treatment of three types of scoliosis: pediatric, idiopathic, and adult scoliosis.
The spine is an important and complex part of the human anatomy, supporting the entire body and allowing us to move. It follows that spine disorders can have significant impact on a person's movement and functioning.
Spine disorders can affect both children and adults. The likely course of treatment depends on what condition you're diagnosed with and when it develops; treatment can range from simple observation to spinal surgery.
This post provides information on the following types of spinal deformities: scoliosis, kyphosis and neuromuscular conditions.
Some lumbar spine conditions may require surgery. There are many different spine surgery procedures and specific options for cases in which lumbar spine surgery is needed. One type of surgery is total disc replacement. This article covers lumbar arthroplasty using an Artificial Disc.
Many lumbar spine conditions — or those affecting the low back — can be treated using methods other than surgery. Your orthopedic specialist will likely try non-operative treatment for a period of up to several months before exploring the possibility of lumbar spine surgery. If your doctor does determine that lumbar surgery is indicated, here is an overview of the main types of surgery that are most frequently performed:
If you have pain in your lumbar spine — or low back — you may be worried you need to have surgery. Many times, back pain can be treated using non-surgical methods, such as rest, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication, walking or exercise and physical therapy. In some cases, steroid injections can help.
If you have low back pain, you may be concerned that surgery is the only option. Many times, problems with the low back — or lumbar spine — can be treated using nonsurgical options. This blog describes common problems of the lower back and typical courses of care. If you have any questions about what you are experiencing and how it can best be treated, talk to an orthopedic specialist as soon as possible.
In this post, we'll cover the basics of lumbar spine anatomy. The lumbar spine is in the lower back (whereas the cervical spine anatomy refers to the neck region).
This curved part of the spine helps support and move the body, and is made up of interlocking bones called vertebrae, ligaments and nerves.
Determining which of the neck pain causes is involved is the first step to establishing an effective treatment plan.
Treatment for problems affecting the neck – or cervical spine – range from rest and over-the-counter medication to spinal surgery. It’s best to work closely with an experienced orthopedic specialist to build a customized course of treatment.
This blog describes three neck pain causes – herniated disc, spinal stenosis and cervical spondylotic myelopathy – as well as treatment options. You can learn more about
Neck pain can sometimes be treated using non-surgical methods, such as physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications and steroid injections. But some problems are serious enough to require surgery for neck pain. Herniated discs and cervical spondylotic myelopathy are two conditions that often result in the need for cervical spine / neck surgery.
Many different conditions can affect the cervical spine, or the neck. Some factors that may cause neck problems are age, lifestyle, work, diet and your genetics. Different conditions may require different treatments — from rest to physical therapy to spinal surgery. This blog covers the differences between two of the common problems orthopedic specialists find in the cervical spine: spinal stenosis and cervical spondylotic myelopathy.