I was born in Izmir in 1965. I got into Ege University Medical Faculty after completing Izmir Atatürk High School.
Adult Spine Surgery
Back and neck pain affects more than 90% of people at some point in their lives. Let the caring specialists at Eren Spine Center help start you on your way to a better back and neck. At Eren, we reserve surgery as a last resort, we’ll first try to provide pain relief through conservative treatments such as physical therapy and pain management. We work closely with the patient, physical therapy, and pain management to devise the most successful treatment plan to get patients back to a pain-free lifestyle.
If non-surgical treatment does not relieve your pain, then you may be a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery. We utilize the latest operative treatments including motion-preserving surgical techniques such as cervical disc replacement and laminoplasty instead of cervical spinal fusion. For complex spinal deformities, we use CT navigated computer systems to accurately place screws. At the Eren Spine Center, we specialize in the management of all spine conditions including cervical, thoracic, and lumbar.
- Adult Scoliosis:
Scoliosis can be seen not only in children, but also in adults. However, scoliosis in adults is usually seen as it could not be diagnosed in childhood and has been brought into adulthood. Scoliosis may also be observed after the age of 50 due to spinal degeneration. Unlike scoliosis in childhood, the most common complaint of adults with scoliosis is pain. The pain is usually relieved with painkillers and physical treatment methods. As skeletal growth has ended, brace procedure with scoliosis corset is rarely performed. Surgical treatment may be required in some cases that are resistant to the relevant treatment methods.
How is adult scoliosis treated?
The majority of cases of adult scoliosis can be managed non-operatively through regular observation by a doctor, over-the-counter pain medications, and core-strengthening exercises to strengthen your abdomen and back and to improve flexibility. If you smoke, it’s important that you quit. Smoking has been shown to speed up the degenerative process.
In most cases, the doctor will recommend some forms of physical therapy, to both maintain strength and relieve pain. These may include:
Working to improve posture
Doing low-impact exercises, such as swimming
If pain is not relieved by oral medications or physical therapy, your doctor may recommend epidural (given around the spinal cord) or nerve block injections for more effective relief.