Only about 10% of people with idiopathic scoliosis will need treatment. If that progression happens, the deformity becomes more obvious to other people and more likely to cause noticeable symptoms.
Scoliosis results from an abnormal curvature of the spine, usually more than ten degrees. Surgery is not always needed to treat scoliosis, but the curvature usually gets worse over time. In extreme cases, DISC of Louisiana could recommend minimally invasive spine surgery.
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DISC of Louisiana offers spinal procedures using minimally invasive techniques. It means smaller incisions, sometimes less than an inch, that is often covered with a band-aid. The minimally invasive spine surgeon inserts special surgical instruments through the tiny incisions to access the damaged disc. Unlike traditional “open” spine surgery, entry and repair to the damaged disc or vertebrae is achieved without harming nearby muscles and tissues. Less muscle and tissue damage results in less pain and a faster recovery. Click here to learn more.
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