Surgery to correct the abnormal curvature of the spine.
Scoliosis is the abnormal curvature of the spine to one side. The curvature can be in any position of the spine however, it is more common in the middle (thoracic) or the bottom (lumbar) regions of the spine. Both adults and children can have surgery for the correction of Scoliosis.
In adulthood scoliosis may cause back pain, stooped posture and deteriorating mobility. Neurological symptoms may also be caused by scoliosis, such as pain, numbness, weakness, heaviness and tingling in the legs if there is any pressure on the spinal nerves. These symptoms may limit activity and may make walking difficult.
Children often have surgery for the correction of scoliosis to prevent the curve in the spine from increasing or because they are unhappy with the appearance of their spine.
If you decide to have surgery for the correction of scoliosis with us, you’ll be cared for by an experienced multi-disciplinary team who are dedicated to your wellbeing.
Our patients are at the heart of what we do and we want you to be in control of your care. To us, that means you can choose the consultant you want to see, and when you want. They'll be with you every step of the way.
All of our consultants are of the highest calibre and benefit from working in our modern, well-equipped hospitals.
Our consultants have high standards to meet, often holding specialist NHS posts and delivering expertise in complex sub-specialty surgeries. Many of our consultants have international reputations for their research in their specialised field.
You will have a formal consultation with a healthcare professional. During this time you will be able to explain your medical history, symptoms and raise any concerns that you might have.
We will also discuss with you whether any further diagnostic tests, such as scans or blood tests, are needed. Any additional costs will be discussed before further tests are carried out.
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Our dedicated team will also give you tailored advice to follow in the run up to your visit.
We are committed to delivering excellent individual care and customer service across our network of hospitals, clinics and specialist care centres around the UK. Our dedicated and highly trained team aim to achieve consistently excellent results. For us it's more than just treating patients, it's about looking after people.
The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.
Spire Murrayfield is an approximate 20 minute drive from Edinburgh Airport or 10 minutes from Haymarket train station. Regular buses serve the area well. Spire Shawfair Park is located to the south east of the city centre close to the City Bypass and the Royal Infirmary at 10 Easter Shawfair, Edinburgh, EH22 1FE.