Your Source for Adult Degenerative Scoliosis Surgery in New Jersey
If youre interested in Adult Degenerative Scoliosis surgery in New Jersey, or would like to learn more the symptoms and treatment options, we are here to help. New Jersey spine surgeon, Dr. Joshua Rovner of Progressive Spine & Orthopaedics specializes in the surgery treatment of Adult Degenerative Scoliosis. Contact our practice today or learn more below.
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, the New Jersey spine specialists of Progressive Spine and Orthopaedics are the experts you can trust. Our thorough physical examination will give you an accurate diagnosis so we can put you on the path to recovery. During the examination a thorough 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.