What is scoliosis? | Laser Spine Institute

By: Laser Spine Institute

My name is Dr. Stefan Prada. I’m one of the orthopedic spine surgeons at Laser Spine Institute. Today, I would like to discuss adult scoliosis. Scoliosis is curvature of the spine. This is the low back, or lumbar spine, model. Curvature would mean that it is curved from one side to the other.

Even though they’ve had it all their life, they can progress in adulthood also or develop in adulthood. Scoliosis, because of the curvature, can lead to nerves being pinched in the spine. One treatment would be a minimally invasive technique, where you can decompress these nerves. Thereby, freeing up the nerve and eliminating the pain. So, if you’re a patient, who’s had adult scoliosis and you’ve been told you need your entire spine fused or straightened, you need to consider Laser Spine Institute for an evaluation and a possible minimally invasive procedure that would allow you to decompress a pinched nerve and avoid an extensive, long spinal-straightening fusion.

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