We believe that the best quality healthcare comes from a well-informed patient. Medicine has become extremely specialized. Caring for patients who have been injured on the job is one of the specialties at Scoliosis Texas.
Surgery may be required in order to correct the spinal curve. Surgery is usually only recommended for large, progressive curves or in those patients who have nerve pain that steadily worsens. These surgeries can be extremely complicated, and a person should invest a great deal of time in selecting a spine surgeon who subspecializes in using the most current (fourth generation) corrective techniques. More.
When treating kyphosis, the cause of the disease must first be considered. Some cases require surgery early on, while other times, bracing and physical therapy may be the best course of action. Although bracing can help reduce pain symptoms, it is less successful at fixing the underlying problem of a curved spine, especially in adults. More.
Many patients with a previously operated scoliosis or spine may have had an operation with an older technique, had a newly degenerative spine next to the previous operation, or fell in to the small percentage of patients who do not heal. Dr. Geck has a very high success rate by using good indications, modern techniques, modern instrumentation, and focused medical management. More.
Dr. Geck has been providing scoliosis care in Austin, Texas since 2002, and has one of largest spinal deformity practices in the southwestern United States. He has performed over 1500 spine operations. He specializes in the advanced care of scoliosis, spinal deformity, and other complex spine problems in patients of every age, child and adult alike.
Texas Spine & Scoliosis is experienced in working with patients of all ages and activity levels from children to senior citizens, college or professional athletes to homemakers.
While you may be able to use watchful waiting for simple back or neck pain, other symptoms like numbness or weakness in a leg or arm need to be seen a spine specialist.
Mimally Invasive techniques allow surgeons to reduce the length of the incision, which causes less disruption to muscles and ligaments for a faster and less painful recovery.