Thoracic scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine in the thoracic or mid region of the back where the spine is attaches to the rib cage.
Thoracic insufficiency syndrome is a complex condition that involves chest wall deformities that can affect normal breathing and lung growth.
“Scoliosis treatment technology has changed very rapidly, and there are many ways to treat patients now,” says Dr. Hostin. “Unfortunately, there is a big information gap between the primary care physicians and the specialists. I lecture to groups around the country — pediatricians, primary care physicians, internists — in an effort to reeducate them. The reality is that in the 21st century, we can treat scoliosis in adults. And we can treat them very effectively.”
If you or your loved one is suffering from scoliosis, there is hope. We can help. Call Southwest Scoliosis Institute at 214-556-0565 to make an appointment.