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I have scoliosis. What can I do about constant back aches?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

The simple things are aerobic exercise (heart rate over 100 for at least 30 minutes 3 times a week), core exercise (strengthen tummy and back muscles), over the counter pain medications (pay attention to the warnings on the package; all meds have risks).
If simple measures fail, talk to your doctor.

In brief: Depends

The simple things are aerobic exercise (heart rate over 100 for at least 30 minutes 3 times a week), core exercise (strengthen tummy and back muscles), over the counter pain medications (pay attention to the warnings on the package; all meds have risks).
If simple measures fail, talk to your doctor.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Back pain as a sign of scoliosis is unusual in children and young adults. In these cases think about other causes.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Certainly there can be serious causes of back pain in children and young adults, but recent studies have shown that back pain is common among children, adolescents, and young adults (even without scoliosis). There have been numerous reports linking back pain to heavy backpacks.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: Exercises

People with scoliosis have more acute and chronic back pain than those without scoliosis.
Moderate aerobic exercises, abdominal toning exercises, and stretching are appropriate to treat this.

In brief: Exercises

People with scoliosis have more acute and chronic back pain than those without scoliosis.
Moderate aerobic exercises, abdominal toning exercises, and stretching are appropriate to treat this.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Dr. Keith Baldwin
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