Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Surgery in New Jersey
When it comes to Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis surgery, New Jersey spine surgeon Dr. Joshua Rovner has the comprehensive experience patients trust. As one of the states leading destinations for spine surgery in NJ, Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis is a spinal condition that Dr. Rovner and his advanced surgical team treats.
First, it is important to know that scoliosis is not a disease but a descriptive term for a curvature of the spine. While all spines curve vertically to aid in balance and movement, scoliosis is a horizontal curvature. Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) is the most common form of scoliosis. It can be found in people ages 10-18 and has no known cause.
What You Need To Know About AIS
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis is prevalent in 2%-3% percent of teenagers ages 10-16. While there is no known cause, what is known is that it worsens during growth spurts and it is slightly more prevalent in girls. It can range in severity from being almost asymptomatic to causing disabling pain. Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis accounts for 80% of all scoliosis cases.>
Symptoms of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Much like every other kind of scoliosis AIS has a variety of symptoms that include but are not limited to:
- Uneven shoulders and hips
- Visible curving of the spine
Diagnosis of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Progressive Spine & Orthopaedics of New Jersey will diagnose your AIS with a through exam. We will go over your medical history and perform a physical examination of your spine and body. We may request you undergo additional testing such as x-rays, CT Scans, and MRIs.