Advantages of an Osteotomy

The benefits of spinal osteotomies greatly outweigh the impediments of living life with the debilitating side effects of an extreme spinal deformity. Severe curves in the spine can induce pain, stiffness, loss of movement, the inability to stand up straight or direct your gaze forward, and difficulty with ambulation (walking) or completing your everyday activities. Dr. Jason E Lowenstein of the Advanced Spine Center is an expert in the field of spinal deformity. With years of fellowship training and surgical experience, Dr. Lowenstein and his team are world-renowned for their surgical precision in scoliosis and kyphosis correction. Whether your spinal deformity requires physical therapy, pain management, or minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Lowenstein and his team of Top Doctors can help you to identity and personalize a treatment plan that best suits you.

Eligibility Requirements for an Osteotomy

f you are suffering from the debilitating symptoms associated with a spinal deformity, then surgical intervention may be a suitable option for you. Extreme curvature in the cervical, thoracic, or lumbar spine, inability to complete daily tasks due to the spine’s extreme curvature, pain associated with spinal deformity, or neurological symptoms such as numbness or tingling, are all indicators that a surgical intervention may be needed. If you are experiencing even more emergent symptoms like loss of bowel or bladder control, please seek immediate medical attention.

Because spinal deformities are progressive, it is important to address these conditions as soon as they become apparent. The degree of spinal curvature and the negative symptoms associated with it will worsen with daily wear and tear. The sooner your doctor can treat these deformities, the better your postsurgical outcomes will be.