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Is it physically possible to straighten a curved spine after they have passed puberty?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
8 doctors agree
In brief: Not for most
The primary approach to correcting such a curve would be to open the back & place steel rods on either side from above to below the curve.
In someone with breathing problems or other disability arising from a curve it would be worth while. For most, you try to catch it early & minimized with bracing prior to and during puberty and you live with the outcome you have after growth stops.

In brief: Not for most
The primary approach to correcting such a curve would be to open the back & place steel rods on either side from above to below the curve.
In someone with breathing problems or other disability arising from a curve it would be worth while. For most, you try to catch it early & minimized with bracing prior to and during puberty and you live with the outcome you have after growth stops.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Surgery
Depends on extent of curve, any complications, general health, etc.
Consult your orthopedic surgeon for more info.

In brief: Surgery
Depends on extent of curve, any complications, general health, etc.
Consult your orthopedic surgeon for more info.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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