Healthy Living: Adults and Scoliosis
Scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine, doesn’t just affect children.
Some doctors think the number of cases among adults could rise in the next 20 years as people live longer.
In most cases, surgery is the last option for patients.
Today in Healthy Living, doctors are trying a new approach that could mean a better outcome.
Over the two days of surgery, the surgeon works for about four hours and then takes x-rays to make sure the placement of the plastic cages is precise.
The next day it takes about four hours to secure those cages.
Dr. Uribe says surgery should be considered only after medication and lifestyle changes fail to bring relief.