Spine deformities refer to any abnormality of the alignment, formation, or shape of the vertebral column. Spine deformity is also known as curvy spine and misshaped spine. The normal spine has gentle curvatures, but when those curves are extreme, exaggerated, or displaced they are considered deformities.
Some symptoms and signs of spine deformities are:
• Uneven hips
• Uneven shoulders
• Misalignment of the head over the midline of the body
• A protruding shoulder blade
Some common spinal deformities are:
• Scoliosis and Kyphosis
Scoliosis and Kyphosis
Scoliosis and Kyphosis refer to the presence of an abnormal curvature of the human spine. This condition may affect the cervical, thoracic and lumbar region of the spine. The curves often present and an S-or C-shape. These may be categorized as non-structural- meaning curve is temporary and the spine is normal, structurally, or structural, meaning the spine has a fixed curve.
• Birth defect
• Neuromuscular disorder
• Injury or infection of the spine
Most of adults develop scoliosis during their childhood or teenage years and likely diagnosed later in life. It may also cause other spine conditions, such as spinal stenosis and foraminal stenosis.
• Uneven shoulder or waist
• One prominent shoulder blade
• One hip that is higher than the other
• Back and neck pain
• Numbness, cramps and shooting pain in the legs
• Difficulty breathing
Non-surgical treatments may be recommended to relieve the pain. They may include physical therapy, pain medication, and exercise.
If traditional treatments fail to treat or relieve your symptoms after a few weeks, Vimhans PrimaMed Institute of Minimal Invasive Surgery isthere to help you. Our minimal invasive decompression and stabilization procedures treat scoliosis in the lower back.
For instance, our minimally invasive procedures, such as a lateral lumbar interbody fusion and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF), will help you improving the deformity in your lumbar spine. On the other hand, our stabilization procedures hold many advantages as an alternative to a conservative open back fusion.
Our advanced procedures help stabilize, avoid unnecessary muscle damage and enable our patients to experience a faster recovery than those who choose traditional open spine surgery.
Spondylolisthesis is a degenerative spine condition causing severe pain and stiffness in the back of neck, and making routine tasks like walking or household chores very difficult. In case you are felling pain and difficulty walking or standing for an extended amount of time, or if picking up something off the floor or bending to tie your shoes is becoming increasingly impossible, you need to schedule an appointment with a medical expert to determine whether spondylolisthesis is to blame of your problem.