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Types of scoliosis

Spinal deformities can cause spine pain and back pain, but a spine surgeon can treat them very effectively. Spine surgeons and spine doctors provide patients with safe, minimally invasive surgery to correct spinal deformities and provide pain relief. Keep reading to learn about a few of the most common spinal deformities in America.


Scoliosis is a spinal curvature that often begins developing after puberty. The cause is unknown to spine doctors, though certain diseases, like muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy, are known to cause scoliosis. Without effective treatment from a spine surgeon or spine doctor, scoliosis can become severe and debilitating. A spine doctor will monitor scoliosis carefully via X-rays and examinations. Mild cases can be treated with back braces, while severe cases may require spinal surgery.


Kyphosis is a spinal deformity that causes excessive rounding of the back. The deformity can occur at any age, but is most common among older women. Kyphosis can be caused by osteoporosis or other age-related degeneration of the bones in the spine. A spine doctor may recommend physical therapy, medications, lifestyle changes, or a back brace to treat kyphosis and manage spine pain and back pain. If the condition is severe or is resulting in extreme back pain, a spine doctor may refer the patient to a spine surgeon for minimally invasive surgery.

Compression Fractures

A compression fracture in the spine can occur as a result of trauma, illness, or aging. Compression fractures cause the vertebrae in the spine to collapse, resulting in extreme back pain and spine pain. A spine doctor may first try conservative treatment options, such as rest, pain management, physical therapy, or a back brace. If these treatments are ineffective, a spine doctor may recommend spinal surgery.

At the Spine Institute of Nevada, our highly skilled team of medical professionals, spine doctors, and spine surgeons provide safe, effective relief for back problems and spine problems in Las Vegas. We specialize in minimally invasive surgery, outpatient spinal surgery, and the treatment of spinal deformities. To schedule an appointment, contact us at 702-239-3787.