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Dr. Okubadejo and The Institute for Comprehensive Spine Care are committed to excellence by providing the highest quality of spinal care in New Jersey and New York.

Understanding the Basics of Scoliosis

 

Scoliosis is an irregular curvature of the spine. As this video demonstrates, depending on its severity, scoliosis can affect a person’s posture, digestive system, and even heart and lung function, necessitating spine surgery.

Scoliosis can occur in both children and adults. Adolescent scoliosis may result from sporadic or sudden body growth. Adult scoliosis can stem from diseased musculature, partial paralysis, or bone degeneration. When abnormal spinal curvature is less than 40 degrees, an individual will often only show symptoms of irregular shoulder or hip height. As the abnormal curvature becomes more pronounced, patients experience more severe medical issues. In the most serious scoliosis cases, both cardiovascular and respiratory functions are affected.

Do you suffer from scoliosis? The Institute for Comprehensive Spine Care can help. Our minimally invasive spine surgery procedures can restore your spinal health and alleviate your scoliosis symptoms. Please call our New Jersey facility at (201) 285-5317 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gbolahan Okubadejo.

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  • Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00 pm

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