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How can I straighten my spine without surgery?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Mild postural deformity can be improved by exercises stressing strength and position.
Larger deformities generally do not respond to this. Sometimes deformities will progress regardless of treatment. All deformities tend to stiffen with age. Some also continue to worsen with aging.

In brief: Depends

Mild postural deformity can be improved by exercises stressing strength and position.
Larger deformities generally do not respond to this. Sometimes deformities will progress regardless of treatment. All deformities tend to stiffen with age. Some also continue to worsen with aging.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

If you have a true, structural deformity of the spine, only surgery can correct that.
Many mild deformities certainly don't warrant that. If there is a non structural component to the problem, this can be treated non operatively based upon the problem. For example physical therapy for poor poetical muscle balance or a shoe lift for leg length discrepancy, etc. Thank you for the question.

In brief: Depends

If you have a true, structural deformity of the spine, only surgery can correct that.
Many mild deformities certainly don't warrant that. If there is a non structural component to the problem, this can be treated non operatively based upon the problem. For example physical therapy for poor poetical muscle balance or a shoe lift for leg length discrepancy, etc. Thank you for the question.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Scoliosis or kyphosi

Sugery is the only way to straighten scoliosis.
Brace keep curves from gettingcworse but they usually dont straighten it unless you are the brace.

In brief: Scoliosis or kyphosi

Sugery is the only way to straighten scoliosis.
Brace keep curves from gettingcworse but they usually dont straighten it unless you are the brace.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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