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85 years old female has scoliosis, is not recommended to have surgery because of late age and looking for best ways to kill the pain, thanks. ?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Tough problem

Approach here is to try a number of different things.
Sometimes a lumbar corset can help. Topical pain patches that have Lidocaine can help. Sometimes xray guided pain injections can help. Finally low doses of narcotic medication as a last resort but can have significant side effects in someone 85.

In brief: Tough problem

Approach here is to try a number of different things.
Sometimes a lumbar corset can help. Topical pain patches that have Lidocaine can help. Sometimes xray guided pain injections can help. Finally low doses of narcotic medication as a last resort but can have significant side effects in someone 85.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Scoliosis at age 85

Yes nobody wll recommend surgery for scoliosis at age 85.
If she has pain she can take tylenol, (acetaminophen) Motrin or naprysyn if her kidney function are normal and does not have uncontrolled hypertension or Aspirin allergy.

In brief: Scoliosis at age 85

Yes nobody wll recommend surgery for scoliosis at age 85.
If she has pain she can take tylenol, (acetaminophen) Motrin or naprysyn if her kidney function are normal and does not have uncontrolled hypertension or Aspirin allergy.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Varies.

If simple oral medications and the use of a corset brace can control it, than that is fine.
If not we often use our colleagues in interventional pain management for their help. They often will try some form of injection therapy. I often will get an MRI just to see if there might be a minimally invasive approach to their problem, such as in an 85 year old with scoliosis but also a herniated disc.

In brief: Varies.

If simple oral medications and the use of a corset brace can control it, than that is fine.
If not we often use our colleagues in interventional pain management for their help. They often will try some form of injection therapy. I often will get an MRI just to see if there might be a minimally invasive approach to their problem, such as in an 85 year old with scoliosis but also a herniated disc.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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