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If i have kyphosis and scoliosis, should i have corrective surgery?

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Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Depends: It depends on the magnitude and location of your curve. You need to see your orthopedic spinal specialist who will determine what is the best treatment for you.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Size counts: Usually surgery is for curves over 50 degrees in people who are of the appropriate health to undergo such a surgery. A spine surgeon can assess the need for any corrective surgery.

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