Scoliosis Surgery

About Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a condition characterized by an abnormal curvature of the spine. Treatment options include wearing a brace to support the spine during growth or, in severe cases, undergoing surgery to correct the curvature.

3 Goals of Scoliosis Surgery

Scoliosis surgery typically aims to:

  1. Stop the Curve’s Progression: The primary goal is to prevent the spinal curvature from worsening.
  2. Reduce the Deformity: Surgery can correct the lateral curve and reduce spinal twisting, improving posture and reducing a rib hump.
  3. Maintain Trunk Balance: The procedure aims to preserve the spine’s natural curvature and ensure even alignment of the hips and legs.

Take the first step towards a pain-free life. Contact Dr. Rajesh Verma, the best scoliosis surgeon in Delhi and Gurgaon, today to explore your options and find out if scoliosis surgery is right for you.

What Will Happen If You Delay Treatment?

Potential complications of delaying or avoiding surgery include:

  • Lung Problems: Severe spinal curvature can compress the lungs, impairing breathing.
  • Inability to Perform Daily Activities: Postural problems can hinder walking, dressing, and other daily tasks, often worsening over time.
  • Loss of Sensation and Function: Nerve compression can lead to leg numbness, incontinence, or reduced sexual function.
  • Chronic Pain: Progressive spinal curvature can cause back pain due to nerve compression and muscle spasms.
  • Pressure on Internal Organs: Extreme curvature can press on abdominal organs, causing digestive issues and abdominal pain.

Types of Scoliosis Surgery

There are three general categories of scoliosis surgery:

  1. Fusion: Permanently fuses two or more vertebrae, using rods, screws, and other instruments to correct the curve and stabilize the spine.
  2. Growing Systems: Rods are attached to the spine and lengthened periodically as the child grows, delaying the need for spinal fusion until skeletal maturity.
  3. Fusionless: Utilizes growth modulation techniques to slow the growth on one side of the spinal curve, allowing the spine to straighten as it grows.

Conditions we treat

Scoliosis surgery can address conditions such as:

  • Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Herniated Discs

If you are considering scoliosis surgery, consult Dr. Rajesh Verma, to discuss your case and determine the best treatment plan for you.

Take the first step towards relief and

reclaim your mobility.

Please feel free to ask if you have any questions or concerns. Your well-being is our top priority.

Frequently Asked Questions

If your curve is greater than 45 to 50 degrees, it is likely to worsen, potentially affecting lung function and appearance. Surgery is recommended for such cases. Curves between 40 and 50 degrees in a growing child may require surgery based on various factors, which should be discussed with your surgeon.
Spinal fusion surgery is highly effective in stopping curve progression and significantly straightening the spine, improving both appearance and function.
The degree of correction depends on your spine’s flexibility before surgery. Surgeons aim to straighten the spine as much as safely possible. Most patients achieve a post-surgery curvature of less than 25 degrees, often making the curve hardly noticeable.
Post-surgery, there will be some initial pain, which typically subsides within weeks to months. Most patients report reduced back pain one year after surgery. However, some degree of back discomfort may persist occasionally.

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