Spinal deformity correction is an important procedure that can straighten and heal a deformed spine. Spinal deformities are caused by myriad conditions, including fractures, scoliosis, kyphosis and others. Through a specialized surgical procedure, Dr. Nirad S Vengsarkar of the Ortho Insight Centre is able to provide deformity correction and offer patients relief from pain, greater stability and mobility, and a new outlook on life. To learn more about thoracic spine deformity correction, please contact : [email protected]
The Causes of Spinal Deformity
As mentioned, spinal deformity can be caused by many different conditions. These include kyphosis, scoliosis and fracturing of the vertebra.
- Kyphosis – Kyphosis is a condition in which the spine is abnormally curved. Generally, the result is one of a “bowed” or hunched back causing the patient to slouch abnormally. The symptoms of kyphosis include fatigue, a rounded appearance to the back, tenderness or stiffness in the spine, and difficulty breathing in some instances.
- Scoliosis – Scoliosis is superficially similar to kyphosis, in that it is an abnormal curving of the spine. Patients with scoliosis might have a spine that twists to resemble the letter “s” or the letter “c”. Symptoms of scoliosis include low-back pain or generalized backache, visible sideways curving of the spine, a feeling of “tiredness” in the back after prolonged sitting and/or standing, and uneven hips or shoulders (with one higher than the other).
- Fracturing – Fractures of the thoracic spine are serious, but not uncommon. Typical causes include falls from heights, violent impacts (gunshot wounds, car crashes, etc.) and sports accidents. Rotation fracture patterns, extension fracture patterns, axial burst fractures and flexion fracture patterns are all possible depending on impact location and intensity.