Solutions for Scoliosis
I am personally committed to providing unsurpassed scoliosis care to your child, and I’ll begin each appointment by listening to and fully understanding your concerns in order to develop the most appropriate treatment plan. As with all conditions, the way scoliosis affects each individual child is unique. Since the condition is often painless, some children can live a normal life without ever knowing they have scoliosis.
For those with more noticeable signs and symptoms, treatment options such as bracing may be used to prevent the spinal curvature from worsening. In the most severe cases, surgery may be needed in order to properly straighten the spine and prevent any further damage or abnormality.
The fusion surgical approach to correcting scoliosis is not ideal children who are still growing, because it makes large parts of the spine immobile. Advances in minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS) have led to a new surgical option called vertebral body tethering (VBT). This surgery enables the scoliosis to correct itself by slowing down growth on one side of the spine while enabling growth on the other, which eventually balances and straightens the spine. VBT has been found to fully correct scoliosis and this approach has many advantages over fusion surgery, including a much quicker recovery time.