What Is Scoliosis And How To Treat It
One of the most common deformities is scoliosis, with more than 3 million cases reported each year in the US alone. Scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine, occurs most often in adolescence when the body undergoes major growth spurts just before puberty. For most patients, scoliosis has little to no impact on day-to-day activities during adulthood but for those with advanced-to-severe levels of scoliosis, the symptoms can be very painful and hinder normal life. Top US Spine Surgeon, Dr. Hooman Melamed, specializes in the treatment of patients with varying levels of scoliosis, kyphosis or lordosis. In this video, Dr. Melamed describes scoliosis and how patients can ease symptoms without the need for surgery. Patients with severe, progressive scoliosis may need surgical intervention to correct the curvature of the spine, which Dr. Melamed also talks about in this video.