Spine deformities can happen when an abnormal curvature occurs, such as scoliosis, kyphosis or Scheuermann’s disease. It also occurs due to a defect or damage to the spine. Deformities do not normally cause pain, unless a structure restricts movement or puts pressure on the nerves in the spinal canal.
Symptoms of Spine Deformities
- Trunk imbalance
- Lack of symmetry
- Back pain
- Leg weakness or numbness
- Gait difficulty
- Breathing difficulties
Diagnosis of a Spine Deformity
Your physician will do a careful review of your medical history and a complete physical and neurologic assessment. Your physician should obtain standing posteroanterior and lateral radiographs of your spine, in order to to arrive at an accurate diagnosis of the cause of the spinal deformity.
Spine Deformities Treatment
- Schroth Method Physical Therapy
- Cortisone Injections
Prevention of Spine Deformities
Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent curve progression and deformity.