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Scoliosis services offered in Jacksonville and Middleburg, FL

If you have back pain or a visible deformity in your spine, it could be because of scoliosis. At Integrity Spine & Orthopedics in Jacksonville, Florida, our exceptional orthopedic specialists treat scoliosis to improve your posture, reduce pain, and lessen the risk of future problems. Call our office to learn more about scoliosis treatment, or use the online booking feature today.

Scoliosis Q & A

What is scoliosis?

Scoliosis causes your spine to curve unnaturally. Scoliosis often appears during adolescence and can be caused by an underlying medical problem. Mild scoliosis might not cause symptoms, but it can be excruciating and crippling in other cases.

What are the symptoms of scoliosis?

The symptoms of scoliosis include:

  • Spinal curvature
  • Uneven waist or shoulders
  • One prominent shoulder blade
  • Uneven hips
  • Asymmetrical rib cage
  • Visible deformity of the spine
  • Pain

Scoliosis can sometimes lead to breathing difficulty, severe, often ongoing back pain, and visible asymmetry in your spine and other parts of your body. The good news is that scoliosis treatments help correct all of these problems.

What are the common risk factors of scoliosis?

Common scoliosis causes and risk factors include:

  • Family history of scoliosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Other neuromuscular conditions
  • Congenital disabilities
  • Spinal problems
  • Previous surgeries
  • Spinal cord abnormalities
  • Spine infections or injuries
  • Adolescence

Scoliosis develops in boys and girls, but the risk of more severe cases requiring medical treatment is higher among girls.

How is scoliosis diagnosed?

To diagnose scoliosis and determine the appropriate treatment, we discuss your medical history and review your symptoms. Our team examines your spine, checking for abnormalities, muscle weakness, and numbness.

You might need X-rays, an ultrasound, or another imaging procedure to provide our team with an in-depth view of your spine and the surrounding tissues.

How does my provider treat scoliosis?

Our team will likely recommend one or more of the following treatments to treat scoliosis:

  • Back brace
  • Dietary supplements
  • Chiropractic manipulation
  • Physical therapy
  • Stretching
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Dietary supplements
  • Surgery

Our team first recommends conservative treatments like wearing a brace or doing pain-reducing exercises. We may need to combine several approaches into one treatment plan to provide long-lasting pain relief.

As a last resort, scoliosis surgery repairs spinal structures and reduces severe or ongoing discomfort. It can also significantly improve your posture and overall quality of life.

Call the Integrity Spine & Orthopedics office or book an appointment online today to learn if you have scoliosis or be treated for it.