Scoliosis

Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital has a dedicated clinical team, including orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, physiotherapists, pain management consultants, rheumatologists and to treat a wide range of back pain problems including Scoliosis with Mr John Crawford, Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, Mr Doug Hay Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon and Mr Rodney Laing, Neurosurgeon.

Scoliosis is defined as a lateral (sideways) curvature of the spine and can affect up to 1 in 250 people. A spinal curve can be postural which is correctable or structural which is not correctable and usually involves some rotation of the spine. Scoliosis can occur at any age although the commonest age of presentation is between 11 and 16 years when the spine is growing most.

The commonest cause for scoliosis is idiopathic which is the focus of ongoing research and does tend to have a familial tendency. There are many other causes of scoliosis including congenital and neuromuscular conditions. Scoliosis can also present in adulthood usually with pain either due to a pre-existing scoliosis or due to subsequent degenerative disease (wear and tear) causing a scoliosis.

Treatment for scoliosis may involve monitoring and observation, the use of a brace to try and contain a curve, or surgery to correct the scoliosis. The usual reasons for children undergoing surgery for scoliosis is because patients are unhappy with the appearance of their spine and also to prevent the curve from increasing in size. 

In adulthood scoliosis may cause back pain, deteriorating mobility and posture or neurological symptoms (pain and numbness) in the legs if there is any pressure on the spinal nerves. 

The treatment for scoliosis has advanced significantly over the last 10-15 years. Surgery to correct a scoliosis normally involves attaching the curved part of the spine to two metal rods and fusing the vertebrae in that part of the spine so that they eventually join together. Sometimes it is also necessary to release the pressure on the nerves.

                                   

Pre-operative xray                                Post-operative xray


We offer all of these treatments for scoliosis at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital as part of a multidisciplinary team.


Physiotherapy at Progress


The physiotherapy team at Progress provide specialist, personal, professional and highly skilled private treatment. Our staff undertake regular continuing professional development, helping to ensure that our treatments are up to date with all the latest developments in physiotherapy practice.
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Scans and investigations



Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital offers a broad range of tests, scans and investigations to help your GP or consultant make as accurate a diagnosis as possible. Our investigations include MRI, DEXA, CT, X-Ray, Mammogram and many more. 

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