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can scoliosis be cured

A female asked:
Dr. Brett Weinzapfel
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Most : Most likely you will always have some curvature. Bracing can reduce the chances of a curve progressing, but usually doesn't reduce the curve. Surger ... Read More
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: There is really no "cure" for mild scoliosis from the structural perspective. Non surgical treatments do not straighten the curve and we do not do su ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Scoliosis : Scoliosis is a combined angular and rotatory malalignment of the spine. It is autosomal dominant with mixed expression, more common in females. Bracin ... Read More
Dr. James Cole
32 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Spinal curve: Scoliosis is a curve of the spine when looking front to back at a person. In the 60-70 age group it is usually the result of degenerative arthritis. ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Type of spine curve: There are multiple reasons for scoliosis &one is known as a congenital type which is when there is a deformity of the bones ( vertebra) of the spine t ... Read More
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Dr. Keith Baldwin
15 years experience Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Spinal disorder: Congenital scoliosis generally speaking is the failure of one or more levels of thr spine to segment properly (form multiple vertebrae) or failure of ... Read More
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Congen defects spine: Congenital scoliosis occurs when one or more vertebrae develop abnormally with over or under development. Fusion of whole or parts of vertebrae cause ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Need to see back doc: You need to see an orthopaedic spine specialist. Usually, when needing treatment, this are corrected early as they are typically very progressive. I ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
This depends how: Severe the scoliosis is. If it is mild, postural and bracing can help correct it slightly. However, if it is advanced, there is not much that can be d ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Glickman
19 years experience Neurosurgery
No: Congenital scoliosis is not life threatening in isolation. However, if very severe, there can be neuromuscular restrictions and pain that worsen with ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Yes you could see an orthopedic surgeon with a specialty for the treatment of scoliosis. Also, if you list your specific question on healthtap, i wil ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
28 years experience Neurosurgery
No: No, they cannot.
A female asked:
Dr. Justin Esterberg
24 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Congenital : Congenital scoliosis is typically treated in childhood. This really depends on the underlying reason for the scoliosis, how old your child is, and the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Depends severity: Congenital scoliosis can progress like idiopathic scoliosis during periods of growth.Spinal surgery depends on severity of curve. Surgery would be ind ... Read More

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