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Is there a cure for scoliosis?
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Dr. John Smith
Orthopedic Surgery
7 doctors agree
In brief: No
There is no cure for scoliosis in most instances.
The majority of scoliosis is mild, and has no long term consequences in terms of general health, back pain, or cosmetic issues (ie) curves less than 30 degrees at maturity. It is when curves are greater than 50 degrees that they tend to get worse over time and surgery is a consideration. Surgery doesn't cure scoliosis, but prevents progression.

In brief: No
There is no cure for scoliosis in most instances.
The majority of scoliosis is mild, and has no long term consequences in terms of general health, back pain, or cosmetic issues (ie) curves less than 30 degrees at maturity. It is when curves are greater than 50 degrees that they tend to get worse over time and surgery is a consideration. Surgery doesn't cure scoliosis, but prevents progression.
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No if idiopathic or
No, not if it is an idiopathic or congenital scoliosis curve.
Curves related to neuromuscular disorders can also fit into this group. These may require fusion surgery to prevent progression and to maintain or restore spinal balance. A scoliosis caused by a disc herniation can usually be treated nonop & with the disc pain resolving, the scoliosis due to the muscle spasm will resolve.

In brief: No if idiopathic or
No, not if it is an idiopathic or congenital scoliosis curve.
Curves related to neuromuscular disorders can also fit into this group. These may require fusion surgery to prevent progression and to maintain or restore spinal balance. A scoliosis caused by a disc herniation can usually be treated nonop & with the disc pain resolving, the scoliosis due to the muscle spasm will resolve.
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