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Sagittal and Coronal Thoracolumbar and Cervical Deformities

Our team of experts is ready to help you with any back, neck, or spinal injuries you may have. Sagittal and coronal thoracolumbar injuries, and Cervical Deformities come in numerous forms. NY Spine is here to diagnose your specific ailment, and treat it.*

The spine is a complex mechanism which serves many functions. It is important that it stays in good health, but the large area it spans exposes it to a variety of injuries.

One of the more frequently injured areas of the spine is the thoracolumbar, or where the mid and lower spine meet. Here, the spine can curve abnormally on two planes: the sagittal and coronal planes. Sagittal thoracolumbar deformities occur when the spine curves abnormally inward or outward. Coronal thoracolumbar deformities occur when the spine curves abnormally left or right.

Another important area of the spine to keep healthy is located in the neck. Injuries to this area is known as cervical deformities. Because of their location, these deformities can lead to complications with numerous bodily functions relating to the nervous system.

Not sure exactly what type of back problem you are facing? At the New York Spine Institute, we have several offices in greater New York City, Long Island, White Plains and Newburgh, NY ready to help. To see one of our spine specialists, please schedule a consultation with us today.


Quality Care

When it comes to treating back, neck, and spine injuries, look no further than NY Spine. Our doctors are ready to deliver you high quality care, and alleviate your pain .*

Industry Leaders

Patients have come to us for decades because of the experience and knowledge we have acquired over the years of training, with our practice led by medical director Alexandre B. de Moura, M.D., FAAOS.

Multiple Languages

We get it-0 describing your symptoms can be uncomfortable. We couldn’t imagine having to do so in another language. That’s why our doctors can help you in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, German, and Russian. 

Understanding the Causes of Sagittal and Coronal Thoracolumbar and Cervical Deformities

With how widespread sagittal and coronal thoracolumbar and cervical deformities are, there are a numerous causes for their development. Some spinal deformities are developed during fetal development, while others develop as the body matures through childhood. Some develop later in life due to age, as well. Of course, trauma to the neck and back can also cause spinal deformities. There’s a lot to process, but that’s why we’re here!

You should come to us if you have experienced:

  • Upper back pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Weakness in body or limbs
  • Spinal pain
  • Observable spinal abnormalities
  • Sudden limited movement
  • Migraines and dizziness
  • Pain while performing a specific activity

Diagnosing Sagittal and Coronal Thoracolumbar and Cervical Deformities

The vast range of different possible sagittal and coronal thoracolumbar and cervical deformities requires numerous tests to be performed during diagnosis. Commonly, a physical examination is a good place to start. Depending on your symptoms and our observations, a number of follow up tests can be performed to pinpoint your problem.

Diagnostic tests include:

  • Physical test
  • Neurological test
  • X Rays
  • CT/CAT scan
  • MRI
  • Bone scan
  • Discogram
  • Mylogram

Treatment Options For Sagittal and Coronal Thoracolumbar and Cervical Deformities

Sagittal and coronal thoracolumbar and cervical deformities have a wide range of treatment plans. Some injuries are best left under observation, while others are suitable for surgical procedures. Often, nonsurgical procedures are what we will recommend to a patient. It is impossible to know what treatment plan is best for your injury until you have a proper evaluation. At New York Spine Institution, our world class team will help you figure out what your exact spinal problem is. From there, our state-of-the-art treatment plans will be utilized depending on what fits your needs best. Contact us today if you want to stop living with the crippling effects of spinal deformities.*


*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment will vary by patient and condition. New York Spine Institute does not guarantee certain results.

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