Scoliosis is a condition that causes abnormal curvature of the spine, and it can develop or worsen in adulthood. At New York Orthopaedic Spinal Associates, we specialize in diagnosing and treating adult scoliosis to help our patients find relief from their symptoms.
Our team of physicians is led by brothers Drs. Marc and Ira Chernoff, who have over 30 years of experience in treating spinal conditions. At our independent practice, we are dedicated to providing personalized care to each of our patients. We take a family practice approach, focusing on each patient's unique needs and working with them to develop a customized treatment plan.
If you're experiencing symptoms of scoliosis as an adult and are looking for experienced and compassionate care from the best spine surgeon New York has to offer, look no further than New York Orthopaedic Spinal Associates. Schedule your first appointment with us today.
Scoliosis is a condition that causes abnormal curvature of the spine, and while it is often thought of as a condition that affects children, it can develop or worsen in adulthood. At New York Orthopaedic Spinal Associates, we specialize in diagnosing and treating adult scoliosis to help our patients find relief from their symptoms.
Symptoms of adult scoliosis can vary depending on the severity of the curvature, but may include:
There are several treatment options available for adult scoliosis, depending on the severity of the condition. Some common treatments we offer at New York Orthopaedic Spinal Associates include:
In addition to typical adult scoliosis symptoms, it's important to note that piriformis syndrome can sometimes mimic scoliosis-like symptoms. Piriformis syndrome is a condition where the piriformis muscle, located deep in the buttocks, compresses the sciatic nerve, causing symptoms similar to scoliosis. Our team of experienced physicians will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs, whether it's addressing scoliosis or piriformis syndrome.
Scoliosis surgery in adults is typically considered as a last resort when other non-surgical treatments have failed to provide relief or when the condition is severe and significantly impacting the patient's quality of life. Drs. Ira and Marc Chernoff always prefer to utilize the least invasive techniques available, avoiding surgery when possible.
In general, surgery may be necessary for adult scoliosis if:
Scoliosis surgery in adults usually involves spinal fusion, a procedure that fuses two or more vertebrae together to stabilize the spine and prevent further curvature. The surgeon may also use metal rods or screws to hold the spine in place during the healing process.
Yes! New York Orthopaedic Spinal Associates proudly accepts insurance from most major providers. However, we always recommend reaching out to your insurance provider and double-checking coverage before scheduling an appointment. We are happy to answer any additional questions you may have about insurance and payment options.
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