Scoliosis is an irregular curvature of the spine. It often appears before puberty but can develop in adulthood as you age. Many cases of scoliosis are relatively minor, but some cases cause chronic pain, stiffness and other long-term issues.
Signs of scoliosis include:
- Uneven shoulders
- One shoulder blade appearing more prominent than the other
- One hip higher than the other
- Noticeable “S” shape of the spine
- Limited movement of the spine
Causes of scoliosis in a child include neuromuscular conditions, like cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy, injuries to the spine or birth defects. In adults, it is caused by the degeneration of the spine. Scoliosis has the potential to get progressively worse over time.
People with scoliosis may deal with a variety of symptoms, ranging from mild to severe. These include low back pain and stiffness, difficulty breathing because of reduced space in the chest, leg weakness and posture problems. It can also lead to fatigue due to muscle strain.
Dr. Tharnish and our team at Charleston Pain Relief Center know the impact scoliosis can have on your life and want to provide relief for scoliosis pain. We will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan.
Depending on the severity of the spine curvature and the symptoms you’re experiencing, we can recommend a variety of treatments for scoliosis in Charleston. We want to help relieve your pain and restore your quality of life.