Spinal Deformity

Spinal deformities refer to unnatural curvatures of the spine resulting from damage to the spinal column, such as damage caused by fractures or ankylosing spondylitis (Bechterew’s disease), or various defects and congenital conditions that cause the spine to grow unevenly. Common conditions are Scoliosis, Kyphosis, and Spondylolisthesis.

Symptoms

While the severity of pain may vary, and although it may be fleeting, there are a number of conditions and diseases that can cause chronic, severe, and debilitating pain. In many cases, these underlying issues can greatly reduce a person’s quality of life.

Individuals may experience symptoms differently.

 

Treatments

Treating a spinal deformity will always depend on the underlying problem unique to the patient being treated, which is why our specialists closely evaluate patients and utilize advanced diagnostic tools to address the root of their symptoms. In many cases, patients may not experience pain as a result of the deformity, but may experience a severe restriction in movement, activity level and weakness. In other cases, the underlying condition that causes deformity may also cause severe and chronic pain.

Please consult with your Hoag physician for a tailored care plan that best suits your situation.

  • Lifestyle Changes 
  • Physical Therapy 
  • Pain Management
  • Surgery