What is spinal deformity?
A normal spine, when viewed from the side, has a series of curves which give it a gentle “S” shape, while it appears straight when viewed from the back. When these curves are too exaggerated, or when your spine curves the wrong direction or is rotated, this is considered a spinal deformity.
How does spinal deformity reconstruction work?
Spinal reconstruction surgery can relieve chronic pain, restore natural alignment, and improve quality of life. In general, reconstruction involves removing portions of bone to straighten the curved portion of the spine as much as possible, and using surgical hardware to keep the spine in its new configuration. Spinal reconstruction surgery can relieve chronic pain, restore mobility and function, and greatly improve your quality of life.
Common spinal deformity reconstruction procedures
The most common procedures for correcting spinal deformities and stabilizing the spine include: