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Scoliosis and Kyphosis

Kyphosis & Scoliosis Specialist in Ahmedabad

What Is Scoliosis and Kyphosis?

scoliosis and kyphosis are both types of spinal deformities, but they affect the spine in different ways:

In summary, scoliosis involves a sideways curvature of the spine, while kyphosis involves an excessive outward curvature of the upper back. Both conditions can vary in severity and may require different treatment approaches depending on the individual’s symptoms and the underlying cause of the spinal deformity.

Scoliosis and Kyphosis

Scoliosis

    • Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that often develops during growth spurts before puberty. While some degree of spinal curvature is normal, scoliosis involves a significant and abnormal sideways curvature.
    • The curvature of the spine in scoliosis may resemble an “S” or a “C” shape when viewed from the back.
    • Scoliosis can vary in severity, and it may cause uneven shoulders, waist, or hips, as well as back pain or stiffness.
    • Treatment for scoliosis depends on factors such as the severity of the curvature, the age of the individual, and whether the curvature is progressing. Treatment options may include observation, bracing, or surgery in more severe cases.

Kyphosis

    • Kyphosis is an excessive outward curvature of the spine, causing a forward rounding of the upper back. It often results in a hunched or “humpback” appearance.
    • Kyphosis can occur at any age and may be caused by various factors, including poor posture, degenerative changes in the spine, osteoporosis, or congenital conditions.
    • Mild kyphosis may not cause any symptoms, but more severe cases can lead to back pain, stiffness, and difficulty standing upright.
    • Treatment for kyphosis depends on the underlying cause and severity of the curvature. Conservative treatments such as physical therapy, exercises to improve posture, and bracing may be recommended for mild cases. In more severe cases or when kyphosis is causing neurological symptoms, surgery may be necessary to correct the curvature and stabilize the spine.

Our Scoliosis And Kyphosis Specialist

Dr. Nisarg Parikh

Dr. Nisarg Parikh

M.B.B.S. & MS in Orthopaedics ( Spine Surgeon and pain specialist )


Dr. Nisarg Parikh completed his M.B.B.S. and MS in Orthopedics from prestigious Smt. N.H.L. Medical college, V.S. Hospital. After working as an assistant professor in department of orthopedics in same institute he started his career in field of Spine Surgery. He completed rigorous spine training from ace spine institutes from India, Italy and Germany. He was awarded AO Spine Fellowship as well.

2019 March marked the beginning of Swasti Spine and Mind Care, his long-cherished dream of holistic Spine Centre.

Till date he has performed more than 5000 successful spine surgeries. He has presented and published several research papers in national and international conferences and won medals for many presentations. He has co-authored chapters in spine textbook and has been invited as faculty in many spine conferences across India.

Currently he holds position of Director and Consultant Spine Surgeon at Swasti Spine and Mind Care, Ahmedabad. At Sheth. L.G. Hospital and Dr. Jivaraj Mehta Hospital he is serving as an honorary spine surgeon.

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