Dr. Wang explains how scoliosis is diagnosed.
Well, scoliosis, since it involves curvature of the spine, it’s first recognized just cosmetically. Oftentimes they’re children, so they’re young of age, and you are looking at their backs and you can just see a deformity or a curvature of the spine.
About Dr. Wang, M.D.:
Dr. Jeffrey Wang, M.D., is the Chief of Spine Surgery and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurology at the UCLA School of Medicine. He specializes in all spine disorders in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar area. His research interests include gene therapy for the treatment of spinal disorders, minimally invasive surgery for spinal disorders, bone growth biological proteins, and biomedical engineering of non-invasive spine surgery using high intensity focused ultrasonic waves.