Scoliosis: Spinal Curvature Disorders

Dr. Georgiy Brusovanik, Spine Surgeon with Baptist Health South Florida, explains the position of the head in the frontal plane, as well as from the side, will determine whether the patient will have pain or whether they will be able to live with scoliosis a normal life.

He also says the patient could have back pain and once they develop neurological compression they will have pain going down their leg and sometimes even all the way down to the foot. “If the curve becomes so significant that the bones shift with thereby compressing the neurological canal, they will have difficulty walking and a lot of these patients will say that without a shopping cart, or without leaning forwards they can’t really walk much of a distance.”

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