At Brain and Spine Surgeons of New York, we have special expertise in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of scoliosis through our board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Krishn Sharma. Dr. Sharma is highly skilled at treating adult and pediatric scoliosis patients with the utmost care, expertise, and compassion.
What is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that typically occurs during the growth spurt just before puberty, between the ages of 10–12, although some types of scoliosis appear much sooner. Most cases of pediatric scoliosis are mild and don’t require treatment, but some children develop spine deformities that get worse as they grow that must be treated. Adult scoliosis is typically the result of untreated childhood scoliosis, but it also may result from a degenerative joint condition. Symptoms include pain and stiffness in the lower back; numbness, cramping, or shooting pain in the legs; fatigue due to unusual strain on muscles, back, and legs. Severe scoliosis can be disabling. An especially severe spinal curve can reduce the amount of space within the chest, making it difficult for the lungs to function properly.
At BSSNY, Dr. Krishn Sharma is an expert in spinal deformity and complex reconstructive spine surgery for children, teens, and adults. In addition, he has broad experience in degenerative conditions including herniated discs and spinal stenosis. Dr. Sharma’s expertise includes tumor surgery, as well as the treatment of trauma-caused fractures. He practices state-of-the-art surgical techniques, including minimally invasive, image-guided (stereotactic), motion sparing and disc replacement surgery.
Dr. Sharma is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. He holds an academic appointment at New York Medical College as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery. Please take the time to meet Dr. Sharma in the video shown.