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Is there a cure for a severe case of scoliosis, besides surgery?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Probably not

If you truly have a structural scoliosis and it is greater than 45 degrees, only surgery can correct it.
All that being said, I have seen patients who have been told they have severe scoliosis and do not, or they may have a non structural cause that is inherits fly treatable. For example, a person with a leg length discrepancy can have a non structural curve treated by a shoe lift. Thank you.

In brief: Probably not

If you truly have a structural scoliosis and it is greater than 45 degrees, only surgery can correct it.
All that being said, I have seen patients who have been told they have severe scoliosis and do not, or they may have a non structural cause that is inherits fly treatable. For example, a person with a leg length discrepancy can have a non structural curve treated by a shoe lift. Thank you.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

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. A scoliosis caused by a disc herniation can usually be treated nonop.

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. A scoliosis caused by a disc herniation can usually be treated nonop.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Not in allopathic

Sirgery is ot a cure in that it does not restore motion it restores aligment at the expense of spinal motion but is better than severe progressive unbalanced spine deformity.

In brief: Not in allopathic

Sirgery is ot a cure in that it does not restore motion it restores aligment at the expense of spinal motion but is better than severe progressive unbalanced spine deformity.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine

In brief: Scoliosis Cure

The treatment of scoliosis can include many modalities.
The choice of treatment varies by the diagnosis, age of patient ant degree of curvature. Treatment options include osteopathic or chiropractic manipulation, surgery, bracing, and physical therapy. You may wish to consult some of the specialties above for other treatment options.

In brief: Scoliosis Cure

The treatment of scoliosis can include many modalities.
The choice of treatment varies by the diagnosis, age of patient ant degree of curvature. Treatment options include osteopathic or chiropractic manipulation, surgery, bracing, and physical therapy. You may wish to consult some of the specialties above for other treatment options.
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
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