Adult Degenerative Scoliosis Surgery in New Jersey
When it comes to Adult Degenerative Scoliosis surgery, New Jersey spine surgeon Dr. Joshua Rovner has the comprehensive experience patients trust. As one of the state’s leading destinations for spine surgery in NJ, Adult Degenerative Scoliosis is a spinal condition that Dr. Rovner and his advanced surgical team treats.
Adult Degenerative Scoliosis (ADS), like all scoliosis, is a side-to-side curvature of the spine. However, while most scoliosis develops through adolescence, Adult Degenerative Scoliosis is caused by the onset of a degenerative illness later in life.
Causes of Adult Degenerative Scoliosis
Adult Degenerative Scoliosis is the result of weakening bones and tissue within the spine. Age and physical wear can contribute to this weakening and scoliosis will develop when this strain is pronounced enough to cause a lateral curve in the spine. Numerous degenerative conditions are associated with ADS. Some of the most common are Spinal Stenosis, Osteoporosis, and Degenerative Disc Disease.
Symptoms of Adult Degenerative Scoliosis
While no one symptom is a defining indicator of scoliosis there are numerous common symptoms associated with ADS.
- Poor Posture
- Poor balance
- Difficulty standing and sitting
These are some of the most common symptoms, but there are many others that may indicate ADS. Symptoms including spine rigidity, stiffness, tingling, muscle weakness, breathing problems, and numbness are all associated with adult degenerative scoliosis.
Diagnosis of Adult Degenerative Scoliosis
If you believe that you are suffering from Adult Degenerative Scoliosis, New Jersey’s Progressive Spine and Orthopaedics is the place to come. Our through physical examination will give you an accurate diagnosis so we can put you on the path to recovery. During the examination a through medical history will be taken and you will be asked to bend, stretch, and move so we can assess your body individually. Additional steps such as X-rays, CT Scans, and MRIs may be needed.
Adult Degenerative Scoliosis Treatment
Scoliosis is assessed by the shape and severity of the curve in the spine. Depending on the severity of your condition there are numerous treatment routes that can be considered. When it comes to scoliosis, particularly Adult Degenerative Scoliosis, there is no one size fits all treatment and your plan of action will be discussed with you after your examination.
Progressive Spine and Orthopaedics of New Jersey offers state of the art treatment options. Your plan include:
- Physical Therapy
- Pain Management
- Massage Therapy
While obviously used as a last resort, surgery may be considered appropriate for some cases of severe Adult Degenerative Scoliosis.
Your New Jersey Spine Surgeon for Adult Degenerative Scoliosis
As an award-winning New Jersey spine surgeon, Dr. Joshua Rovner delivers comprehensive treatment for Adult Degenerative Scoliosis, with spine surgery or non-surgical treatment is the best approach. Board certified to practice in New York and New Jersey, Dr. Joshua Rovner is among few spine surgeons in NJ with depth of experience and expertise for advanced and minimally-invasive spinal surgery. Schedule a consultation today and contact us.