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Is surgery a treatment option for adult scoliosis?

Is surgery a treatment option for adult scoliosis?

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. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for scoliosis in adults?

Is there any treatment for scoliosis in adults?

Depends: The answer depends on the tye, severity and symptoms of the scoliosis. Usually scoliosis progresses while a teenager and stops as an adult, so it needs no treatment. If the scoliosis starts as an adult or becomes painful as an adult, treatment will be based on the magnitude of the curve and the amount of pain you are having. ...Read more

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Treatment 42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?

Treatment  42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis  + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?

See ortho spine doc: You may need reconstructive or supportive surgery to prevent nerve damage if you have more than one vertebral body affected by the osteoarthritis. If this is a congenital issue an ortho spine doctor would give you the best advice on how to proceed safely ...Read more

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Is the Spinecor brace for adult scoliosis a good treatment for relieving back pain and mobility? Has anyone prescribed the Spinecor brace to patients?

Is the Spinecor brace for adult scoliosis a good treatment for relieving back pain and mobility?
Has anyone prescribed the Spinecor brace to patients?

Studies show: Controlled studies show good results for treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis with SpineCor, but I have seen no such studies in older age groups. One important bit of information is whether it is acquired or not and how acquired. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for Dextroconvex scoliosis in adults?

See details: The are several possible treatments depending on the severity and the response to conservative therapies. Bracing, medications, physical therapy, targeted injections and surgery can be options. ...Read more

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Is treatment different for c-shaped scoliosis vs. S-shaped? What is the difference, if any, in treatment for c-shaped and s-shaped scoliosis? .

Is treatment different for c-shaped scoliosis vs. S-shaped? What is the difference, if any, in treatment for c-shaped and s-shaped scoliosis?

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Varies: It is a bit of a generalization, but usually when you talk about a c shaped curve, you are talking about a single curve. An s shaped curve usually refers to a double curve in which one curve is often compensating for the other. Treatment is more based upon the size of the curve and the skeletal age of the patient than whether it is c or s shaped. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for scoliosis?

Is there any treatment for scoliosis?

Yes: Depending on the magnitude of the curve. Small curve are treated with physical therapy, possible bracing. Large curve are treated with surgery which can help to avoid them progressing as you age, and also correct the majority of the curve. The surgical treatments depend on age, progression of curves, and failure of bracing. ...Read more

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Please name the treatment for scoliosis?

It depends on the --: Its c.Ause and how severe is it. A spine surgeon would help you with this. Generally for a severe or a progressive curve corrective surgery with rods is done, tp straighten the curve towards normal (used to be the harrington's rods). The answer you would like will be provided tou you by the s surgeon after he has examined and investigated you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for mild scoliosis?

Exercise: Mild scoliosis does not usually need any treatment other than back strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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What is the recommended treatment for scoliosis if I am 21?

Size of the curve: Routine follow up until curve is proven nonprogressive.45 degrees surgery maybe needed to prevent progressive deformity. ...Read more

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