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what medications are typically used for scoliosis

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
None: Medication is not useful for the changing the curve. If the curve is painful, standard medications (acetaminophen, arthritis medicine, non-narcotic pa ... Read More
Dr. Paul Slosar
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
None: Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine. There are no medications that can treat or prevent it. If someone has pain related to a scoliosis it is usual ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Symptomatic: Since there are no medications that have any affect on the scoliosis curve itself, medications are typically just used to treat symptoms that may aris ... Read More

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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 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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Dr. Richard Pollard
30 years experience Anesthesiology
Talk to MD: You have to find out wether the scoliosis is affecting the child. In severe cases scoliosis can cause pain and interfere with breathing. In minor case ... Read More
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Consult ped orthopod: In congenital and idiopathic scoliosis the decision to operate is made on the degree of curvature and rapidity of progression. Most curves increase in ... Read More
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 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 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
28 years experience Neurosurgery
No: No, they cannot.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Scoliosis: Great information on this web site: www.Iscoliosis.Com.
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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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