Scoliosis Treatment near Seattle, WA
Schedule Treatment with Dr. Jung in Seattle, WA Today
Dr. Edward Jung provides comprehensive care, including minimally invasive surgery, to relieve the pain of scoliosis at his spine care clinic in Seattle, WA. If you have any curvatures and deformities in your spine because of scoliosis, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jung for proper diagnosis and treatment of your condition. Dr. Jung is proud to provide treatment for patients with scoliosis from Renton, Bellevue, Seattle, and Redmond.
Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that can be either developmental (children/teenagers) or degenerative (adults). In both scenarios, it represents a mechanical imbalance in the spine that can lead to pain, discomfort, and limitations. The goals for treatment are often different as is the location, type, and severity of the spine deformity.
Dr. Edward Jung is committed to the highest quality of care in diagnosing and treating spine deformity for pediatrics and adults. Our goal is to get each patient “back to normal”— physically, functionally, and cosmetically. Dr. Jung is skilled in their approach to scoliosis and offers his patients the latest in minimally invasive techniques to address their spinal deformity when surgery is indicated.
What are the Causes of Scoliosis?
Curvatures and deformities in the spine, have various classes and causes. Some of the most common causes are:
- Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
- Degenerative disease in the spinal column
- Osteoporosis (weak “brittle bones”)
- Leg length discrepancy (one leg is longer than the other)
- Previous trauma or fracture in vertebrae
- Previous failed spine surgeries
What are the Symptoms of Scoliosis?
- Back pain and stiffness
- Physical deformity and nerve compression
- Weakness and leg pain, especially upon standing
- Numbness or shooting pain in the leg(s)
What is the Diagnosis for Scoliosis?
Dr. Jung is highly experienced in diagnosing the causes of spinal deformities and other spinal disorders as well as providing both surgical and non-surgical care. Full -length standing x-rays are essential in the diagnostic evaluation of adults with spinal deformity. Advanced imaging studies (i.e. MRI or CT myelography) may be needed to assess patients with lower extremity symptoms or other neurologic signs or symptoms.
What is the Treatment for Scoliosis?
Dr. Jung takes a conservative approach by recommending non-surgical treatments whenever possible. For milder cases, physicians may recommend conservative (i.e. nonsurgical) treatment such as physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medication. If the symptoms become debilitating or the pain becomes intolerable despite conservative treatment, surgery to straighten and fuse the spine may become necessary. Treatment options for an adult spine deformity may include one or a combination of the following:
- Modified physical activity/medication
- Physical therapy
- Interventional pain management
- Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
- Adult Reconstructive Spine Surgery
At-Home Exercises for Back Pain and Stiffness
Dr. Jung suggests doing a series of at-home exercises to maintain a healthy neck and spine. These exercises are designed to strengthen, improve flexibility, and reduce pain.
Schedule Treatment for Scoliosis in Seattle, WA Today!
Dr. Edward Jung specializes in the treatment of a variety of back and neck conditions and can properly diagnose and treat your pain. If you’re experiencing symptoms of scoliosis and are searching for treatment options in Renton, Bellevue, Seattle, and Redmond, please call our spine care clinic in Seattle, WA at (206) 860-5578, or schedule online.