New York Spine Institute Spine Services

Flat Back Syndrome

Why Choose New York Spine Institute

Quality Care

When you need a dedicated scoliosis specialist for your flat back syndrome, the NYSI experts are here to assist with unparalleled care and expertise.*

Industry Leaders

Underneath the leadership of Alexandre B. de Moura, M.D. FAAOS, the NYSI consists of a team of industry leaders all dedicated to the wellbeing of our patients.

Multiple Languages

To offer excellent care to our patients, we speak a number of different languages including Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German and Russian.

Understanding the Causes of Your Flat Back Syndrome

Currently, the term flat back syndrome has been broadened to include any patient that experiences a decrease in lumbar lordosis symptoms. Flat Back Syndrome can occur because of any condition that shortens the front portion of the spine, which causes patients to lean forward.*

This condition can also be caused by*:

  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Lumbar post Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Compression Fractures
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis.

Diagnosing Your Flat Back Syndrome

By looking at a patients history and x-rays of the spine, a scoliosis specialist can help make a diagnosis of flat back syndrome. Typically, patients will experience difficulty standing up straight and may frequently experience back or leg pain.*


Treatment Options For Flat Back Syndrome

Initial treatment for flat back syndrome can start with pain management and physical therapy sessions. You could be recommended for aerobic fitness, weight bearing exercise or core muscle strengthening. Medication may also be recommended to help manage the symptoms and pain resulting from this type of scoliosis.*

Some patients that are diagnosed with flat back syndrome may ultimately require surgery. The goal of this surgery performed by a scoliosis or spine surgeon will be to improve the patient’s pain and spinal alignment and to decrease stress on the supporting muscles in the back, hips and legs.*

Our scoliosis specialists at NYSI can offer our patients comprehensive treatments for flat back syndrome. While we prefer to use conservative measures, we can also offer the option of spinal surgery.*

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