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When Does Spine Deformity Require Surgery?

When Does Spine Deformity Require Surgery?

Dr. Mark Kayanja, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at Texas Back Institute answers the question “When Does My Spinal Deformity Require a Surgeon?” Spinal deformity is an abnormal curvature of the spine. This can occur in the all regions of the spine, which include the cervical spine (neck), Thoracic (mid-back), and lumbar (low back). “Abnormal curvature could include a curve from side to side or front to back. Forward curvature to the spine is called kyphosis, while backward curves are called a swayback. These deformities could increase, and present pain in the back, arms, legs, or torso. In all spine conditions you should seek evaluation form a spine specialist. When pain and or curvature increase this may be an indication for surgical intervention.

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