Who We Can Help
We treat patients across the life span. Below you will find a more specific description of our scoliosis and kyphosis patient population.
- Scoliosis is a spinal disorder consisting of a lateral or side to side curvature, rotation of the vertebrae and a shift in the spine forward and backward. There are different types of curvatures and the causes of scoliosis are variable. Scoliosis can be classified as congenital, neuromuscular, syndrome-related, and idiopathic (cause unknown).
- Kyphosis is a spinal deformity contributing to a forward rounding of the back. It can occur at any age.
- Scheuermann’s Kyphosis, according to the American Academy of Orthopedics, is caused by a structural abnormality in the spine. In a patient with Scheuermann’s kyphosis, an x-ray from the side will show that, rather than the normal rectangular shape, several consecutive vertebrae have a more triangular shape. This irregular shape causes the vertebrae to wedge together toward the front of the spine, decreasing the normal disk space and creating an exaggerated forward curvature in the upper back.
Resources for further information on Scoliosis and Kyphosis include:
Early Onset or Juvenile idiopathic Scoliosis
We treat scoliosis present in children between the ages of 4-10 years old.
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
We have a scoliosis-specific exercise program for patients between the ages of 10 and 18.
Adult Onset or Adult progression of Juvenile or Adolescent Idiopathic scoliosis
Our conservative treatments can help with pain management, slow curve progression and improve your quality of life.
We use the Schroth Method and Kyphosis specific exercises to help patients with kyphosis, kyphoscoliosis and Scheuermann’s disease.