Scoliosis is a condition of the spine most commonly associated with children and adolescents. But the truth is more complex. Adults can develop this spinal anomaly, as they age. Scoliosis in adults is a degenerative disease, meaning that as it progresses, it can cause posture problems and pain which get worse over time.
Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. Those suffering from it may notice that one of their shoulders sits higher than the other when they look in the mirror. Frequently, the head may be off center and not aligned with the spine. Adults with degenerative scoliosis may also appear to be listing to one side. Each of these symptoms is a sign of imbalance which can cause pain and difficulties with physical equilibrium.
Adult degenerative scoliosis treatment in NJ is not necessarily a matter of surgical intervention. Every patient is different, so approaches vary. Non-invasive or minimally invasive therapeutic responses may well be indicated.
At Progressive Spine, we specialize in all conditions affecting this crucial pillar of your musculoskeletal system. At our clinic, we seek patient-centered options that recognize the individuality of every patient we treat. As a team, we find the solutions best suited to you.
Millions of US patients.
In the USA alone, 6 to 9 million people display symptoms which indicate adult degenerative scoliosis. While that’s only about 2-3% of the population, it’s still a lot of people. Statistics tell us that many of them will be in serious pain by the time they call a specialist – almost a quarter of all patients.
Occurring most commonly in the lumbar (lower back) region of the spine, 40% of adults with the condition experience progression of symptoms during treatment. The twenty-year study which revealed this to clinicians held out hope in adult degenerative scoliosis treatment, though. Only 10% of the study’s sample experienced a significant increase in pain and other symptoms, with treatment.
That tells us something. It tells us that adult degenerative scoliosis treatment helps sufferers by slowing the tissue and bone deterioration associated with this condition.
Advanced adult degenerative scoliosis treatment in NJ.
Dr. Joshua Rovner is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons in both New York and New Jersey. He’s also one of the most renowned surgeons in the field and widely acclaimed by patients and peers as an outstanding and caring professional.
“Sincere and completely open about your healthcare.”
James, Wayne, NJ
Progressive Spine treats every patient with individual care that addresses the diversity of human beings and the way their bodies are put together. The team here assembles strategies for adult degenerative scoliosis treatment in New Jersey which are effective. We offer pain relief and management to help you return to the quality of life you deserve.
Dr. Rovner is a staunch believer in the principle that patients should be kept informed. His patients know they can count on him to walk them through every step of his care and therapy plan, before and during adult degenerative scoliosis treatment in NJ.
Contact us here in NJ, for advanced treatment of adult degenerative scoliosis.