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Can mild acquired scoliosis be treated?
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: It depends
In general, curves less than 45 degrees in the thoracic spine are not thought to cause problems.
Curves in the lumbar spine can cause premature degenerative changes potentially leading to back and leg pain. Curves over 45 degrees can relentlessly progress and in severe cases can cause multiple potential problems including even cardiac and respiratory failure. Thank you for your question.

In brief: It depends
In general, curves less than 45 degrees in the thoracic spine are not thought to cause problems.
Curves in the lumbar spine can cause premature degenerative changes potentially leading to back and leg pain. Curves over 45 degrees can relentlessly progress and in severe cases can cause multiple potential problems including even cardiac and respiratory failure. Thank you for your question.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: If needed
If needed but usually just a reason to make sure you exercise and do not have low vitamin d or low bone density and to stop smoking if you are a smoker as long as the mild acquired scoliosis is due to just age related changes.

In brief: If needed
If needed but usually just a reason to make sure you exercise and do not have low vitamin d or low bone density and to stop smoking if you are a smoker as long as the mild acquired scoliosis is due to just age related changes.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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