Healthy Living: Treating Scoliosis

About six million people in the U.S. have scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine. When left untreated, it can get worse and cause chronic back pain.

Now, with the help of a robot, surgeons can tackle more complex cases with less risk and better results. We have the details tonight in Healthy Living.

The robot technology can be used to help with other spine conditions like fractures, reconstructive spine surgery, degenerative disc disease and herniated disc. The new technology has also been used for bilateral deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease.

Learn more about this technology here