What is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a disorder that causes an abnormal curve of the spine, or backbone. The spine has normal curves when looking from the side, but it should appear straight when looking from the front.
- Risk factors include age (9- to 15-year-olds)
- Family history
Symptoms of a Neck Sprain may include:
- Pain the back
- Leaning to one side
- Muscle spasms
- Physical deformity
- Uneven waist
When diagnosing scoliosis, The OPA Spine Team:
- Obtain a complete medical history
- Perform a physical examination
- Order and analyze X-rays
Once an official diagnosis is made, a customized treatment plan is prescribed. Treatment plans decrease your symptoms to help you live an active lifestyle.
Nonsurgical treatment options effectively treat the majority of cases of sciatica. Treatment options decrease nerve inflammation.
An injection of steroid and anesthetic medications.
In rare cases where nonsurgical treatments have not resolved scoliosis, our Board-Certified and Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Spine Team Surgeons may discuss the option of a surgical procedure.
Our Spine Team
The OPA team includes Alaska’s leading spine specialists and offers some of the latest, most advanced scoliosis treatment procedures available today.
OPA treats a wide variety of back, neck, and spine conditions and offers comprehensive treatment options — including many non-surgical solutions.
All treatments work to restore pain-free spine function that allows patients to lead active, fulfilling lives, be it walking pain-free or getting back into athletic action.