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The Arizona Spine Center offers both operative and nonoperative techniques to correct spinal disorders. If surgical care is what you require to correct a spinal curvature, there is a minimally invasive surgery to effectively improve a spinal deformity with speedier recovery time.
Scoliosis Can Greatly Reduce the Quality of Your Life
Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that may display itself as a C curve or as an S curve. The greater the severity of the curve, the more it can effect the patient’s mobility and can even cause moderate to severe back pain, and breathing difficulties. The tell-tale signs to look for to detect scoliosis include:
•One shoulder or hip is higher than the other
•The head is off center over the body
•One shoulder blade is more prominent than the other
•Clothes fit tighter on one side than the other
Testing for scoliosis normally occurs in grade school. If a child is detected to have scoliosis, an Arizona spinal surgeon doctor can use various techniques such as bracing, and spine strengthening exercises for instance, to correct the curvature as much as possible, before it can get worse. However, a person can develop scoliosis later on in life, due to a number of reasons, such as poor posture, foot deformities, and uneven hips. The exact cause for scoliosis varies for each person.
Dr. Siddiqui of the Spine Center will be doing two education talks about minimally advanced spine surgery with a Q&A at the end. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the latest procedures and ask any questions in a comfortable and informal setting. The talks are on October 2 and 14.
Please call 1.800. NEW RESULT to learn more about the talks and to get a patient packet!
Cervical degenerative disc disease and cervical herniated disc are very common conditions that affect the spine. Symptoms experienced by a patient suffering from a cervical herniated disc or a degenerative cervical disc may be neck pain, pain in the shoulder, arm, forearm or hand, numbness in the fingers, hand or arm, weakness in the fingers, hand, wrist or arm, or pins and needles in the upper extremity. In some advanced cases a patient may have loss of balance, a “wobbly gait”, difficulty with bladder control, and weakness, numbness, or pins and needles even in the lower extremities. In this case the patient is said to have a condition knows as cervical myelopathy. Continue reading