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Can scoliosis be corrected at 19 years old? i discovered it a year ago and lately it got uncomfortable and painful. are there any exercises i can do?

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Dr. Aron Rovner answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Yes: At 19 you are likely fully grown from the perspective of your spine. Scoliosis correction can be done depending on the severity and symptoms. If it doesn't bother you and it is not severe, i would leave it alone.

Answered 7/5/2015

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Dr. Kornelis Poelstra answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Scoliosis pain: If the scoliosis was discovered recently, it might not be too bad, otherwise your doctor(s) would have picked it up probably earlier... A small / mild scoli is usually not painful, and there might be other reasons. Daily stretching and then core strengthening is great for back pain, incl. Walking. Try to improve posture and reduce weight if needed. No carrying book-bags on one side either!

Answered 3/17/2017

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