For young patients suffering from scoliosis one of the most commonly used treatment methods in this day and age is the use of growing rods to help straighten the back, while also allowing patients to maintain their proper spinal growth.
What is a Spinal Growth Rod treatment?
Using a Spinal Growing Rod, is a non-invasive method for treating scoliosis in young children. Besides the initial surgical procedure to implant the rods, it is fairly non-invasive. Doctors can often use an external remote control to lengthen the rods matching up with the child’s growth.
Why Spinal Growth Rods May be Best for Your Child?
As the child grows and develops as do the rods, making sure that patients don’t have their growth stopped as they mature.
This allows patients to need fewer surgeries and can effectively treat the abnormal spinal curvature. Generally, this is the best option for those patients who have a spinal curvature that is too severe to treat with alternative like simple bracing or casting.
Another surgical option is usually spinal fusion; however, this procedure stops future growth from occurring and this is extremely undesirable and unsafe for young children, yet to even begin their main stages of growth.
Contact Dr. Widmann Today
Depending on the specific corrective needs, the actual degree of curvature, as well as the severity, Dr. Widmann will help you and your child make a proper determination about which treatment options may be best for you.
If your child is suffering from scoliosis, contact Dr. Roger Widmann today for your appointment and find out if treatment through the use of Growing Rods is right for you and your child.