A 41-year-old member asked:
is surgery a treatment option for adult scoliosis?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Kent answered
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes, it is an option: Whether it is necessary, or indicated is a different question. Surgery for scoliosis is a very invasive and painful surgery and usually is done when the angle gets to be too great to the point where it threatens other organs, most notably threatening respiratory status (lungs). While it is an option, it would be difficult to convince an ortho spine specialist to do the surgery unless indicated.
Answered on Jan 29, 2014
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