What You Need to Know About Scoliosis

There has been a growing need for scoliosis treatment in Los Angeles. This has mainly been due to increased rate of the condition among the young and the old alike across the globe. Scoliosis is a medical condition whereby the spine develops an abnormal deviation. When viewed from the back, the spine of a person suffering from the condition appears curved and misaligned from its normal axis.

At the LA Spine Group, Dr. Sanjay Khurana offers the best scoliosis treatment in Los Angeles. Learn more about the spinal conditions and back issues treated by Dr. Khurana by contacting his office today!

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Signs and Symptoms of Scoliosis

Scoliosis has several signs and symptoms. The most common symptom is whereby the head appears to be one side of the pelvis instead of being centrally direct to the pelvis. This abnormality may also be present when one shoulder blade is noted to be highly placed than the other. Another symptom of the condition is where the patient appears to lean towards one side with uneven leg lengths and one hip is higher than the other.

Am I a Candidate for this Spine Condition?

Although it is not an age specific condition, scoliosis is more common in children between the ages of 10 and 12. Additionally, children in their early teen years are very susceptible to idiopathic scoliosis. The likelihood of girls developing the condition is higher than that of boys. It is worth noting that the condition can run in a family line. As such, if a parent or any other member of the family has scoliosis, children in the family should be regularly checked for the condition by a qualified doctor (such as Dr. Sanjay Khurana).

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Treatment for Spinal Curvature

There are several scoliosis treatment options used by Los Angeles Spine Group depending on the severity of the condition. Bracing is used in treating patients whose spinal bending ranges from 25 degrees to about 40 degrees and their bones are still developing and have not less than 2 years to maturity. Bracing not only helps in fixing the bending but also stops the condition from progressing. Surgery is used for patients whose spinal bending is advanced at ranges between 40 degrees and 50 degrees. Some of the curvature in the spine is corrected using metallic implants to consolidate and create rigidity in the curved part of the spine.

Contact an Spinal Deformity Expert Today

If you are suffering from scoliosis or would simply like to learn more about the condition, please contact Dr. Khurana and the spinal experts at the Los Angeles Spine Group today.

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