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A 22-year-old female asked:

What is the best treatment for mild scoliosis that causes lower back pain? would bracing be helpful? any other suggestions?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pablo Lawner
49 years experience
Exercise: The best thing you can do is exercise to keep your back muscles as strong as possible. I suggest you go to a good physical therapist to teach you the appropriate exercises
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Scoliosis : Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine. The best initial treatments include physical therapy, chiropractic care, and pain management. Bracing can be helpful. It is important to be followed by a spine surgeon who specializes in deformity surgery. If the curve becomes too pronounced or if there is intractable pain then surgery to straighten the spine is indicated over nonoperative treatments.
Last updated Apr 4, 2017

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