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Scoliosis often develops right before puberty when a child goes through a growth spurt. The condition occurs when the spine is curved sideways, and cases range from mild to more severe situations that may make it harder for the lungs to operate. In these severe cases, the mutation of the spine decreases the space in the chest. Here at miVIP, we are committed to helping our patients lead high quality lives, and offer minimally invasive spine surgery to those who qualify.

Severe cases of the condition can be extremely disabling and may be caused by muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy. In most patients, the condition worsens over time, making it essential that early treatment is utilized to repair the spine.

The Prevalence of Scoliosis

The condition affects roughly 2-3% of the United States population, and most often impacts children and infants. Although adults may have the condition, it is most likely to develop during adolescence or childhood.

Causes of Spine Curvature

Because the condition tends to run in families, doctors believe that hereditary factors may be involved in the most common cases of scoliosis. The less common types of the condition may be caused by several factors.

  • Birth defects
  • Infections
  • Injuries
  • Neuromuscular conditions

Symptoms of Spine Curvature

If you notice any of the following signs of the condition in yourself or one of your children, you may want to seek treatment from one of our highly qualified surgeons.

  • One more prominent shoulder blade
  • Uneven shoulders
  • One higher hip
  • Uneven waist
  • Twisted or rotated spine
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Back pain
The most severe cases may cause the ribs on one side to stick out farther, and those with severe curves may also have a hard time breathing and serious back pain.

Treatments for the Condition

Treatment decisions are often based on the individual situation, but age, maturity and characteristics of the curve may be considered in each treatment plan. Children may be required to wear braces to straighten out the spine.

Surgical options are available for those severe cases where the spine must be repaired. At miVIP, we offer minimally invasive spine surgery to sufferers of this condition. With our laparoscopic surgery, patients report less scarring, fewer complications and faster recovery times after surgery.

The Future of Scoliosis

Severe cases of the condition may require treatment that is more aggressive, but there is hope for those who suffer from this condition. Our world class surgeons are highly trained in several surgical options, giving you a wide variety of choices for yourself or your children.

Contact miVIP today at 855-496-4847 to discuss your options with one of our friendly representatives. We are here to offer patients innovative technology that improves the quality of life.