Herniated Disc

A Herniated Disc A herniated disc is an issue with one of the rubbery cushions (discs) that sit between the vertebrae (bones) that make up your spine. A herniated disc can occur anywhere in the spine, but it most commonly happens in the lower back. Depending on the...

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Spine Surgeon

Choosing a Spine Surgeon The most common reason for back surgery failure happens when a doctor makes an bad diagnosis. Choosing a spine surgeon who has the knowledge, skills, abilities and experience will improve your chances of receiving an accurate diagnosis and the...

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Spine Doctors

Spine Doctors Spine doctors are doctors who have studied the spine and have the knowledge of how it works; how injuries affect the body, and how the spine needs to remain healthy. Because the spine is so complex -- it contains more than 30 bones, the spinal cord, and...

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Pain

Scoliosis Pain Scoliosis is a condition that causes discomfort and pain. While it's uncommon in children, it becomes more frequent as people get older. Based on a study, roughly 55 percent of teenagers with scoliosis have back pain at one time or another, and up to 92...

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Spine Clinic

The Southwest Scoliosis Spine Clinic   Innovative Diagnosis and Treatment Our spine doctors see patients with all different kinds of spine disease, from the most common to the most difficult or uncommon. As such, the practice prioritizes nonsurgical medical...

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When Spine Surgery is Necessary

When Spine Surgery is Necessary Do you have persistent backaches that don't seem to go away? Back pain is one of the most frequent chronic problems in the United States. If you've been suffering from significant back pain for a long time, it's normal to question when...

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Scoliosis Causes and Symptoms

Scoliosis Causes and Symptoms Scoliosis, a spinal defect with an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine, has numerous symptoms & links to many different causes.  Diagnosing Scoliosis of the Spine? Normally, the spine contains a forward-backward curve but when...

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Conditions We Treat

The Doctors at the Southwest Scoliosis and Spine Institute Specialize in Treating painful and debilitating Back and Spine Conditions that include Scoliosis, Complex Spine Conditions, and Revision Surgery When you come to the Southwest Scoliosis and Spine Institute,...

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Where do our Patients come from?

Where did our Patients come from in 2021? Despite 2021 being under the influence of Covid-19, the Southwest Scoliosis and Spine Institute was able to successfully implement health safety protocols in order to see and treat approximately 2000 patients.  Of those...

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Severe Scoliosis

Severe Scoliosis Definition The Cobb Angle helps determine the severity of scoliosis and measuring can occur via x-ray images. The higher the Cobb Angle, the more Severe Scoliosis can be. Mild Scoliosis Mild Scoliosis exists when the Cobb Angle is more than 10° but...

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