Conditions and Treatments

Scoliosis/Spinal Deformity in Adults

What Is Scoliosis/Spinal Deformity?

Scoliosis/spinal deformity is a sideways curve of the spine. The spine of someone with scoliosis will show up as an “S” or “C” shape rather than a straight line down the back. Scoliosis can cause the spine to rotate sideways, causing the hips or shoulders to be uneven. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, approximately 2 percent of people have scoliosis. Dr. Kern Singh talks about using minimally invasive spine procedures to treat patients with adult scoliosis. The Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Minimally Invasive Spine Institute is available to patients with even the most complex spine conditions because the physicians there are using cutting-edge procedures to treat patients.

What Are the Causes of Scoliosis/Spinal Deformity?

What Are the Treatments for Scoliosis?

Non-surgical Treatment