Effective Scoliosis Treatment
Scoliosis is a type of spinal deformity that causes the spine to curve
to the side. For the most part, scoliosis has an unknown cause. Sometimes
it can be a congenital condition, which means babies can be born with
it. Other children may develop it as a result of another condition, such
as cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy.
Depending on the kind of scoliosis, there are different treatment options
available. For most cases, back braces are an effective way of correcting
the spinal deformity. However, this works best for spines that are still
growing but have not become severe by age 10. Surgery is an option for
spines that are severely curved, although surgeons will prefer to wait
until the spine is as developed as possible.
Orthopaedic Specialists in Growing Spines
A skilled pediatric orthopaedist will be able to help you determine your
best options. Our team at Tenet Florida Physician Services has procedures
built on extensive experience, training and insight. We provide treatment
throughout Palm Beach, Miami-Dade and Broward.
We have helped hundreds of patients reclaim function, comfort, and mobility—contact us
to see what we can do for your child.