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What are treatments for scoliosis with a 42 degree curve?

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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Depends

At 42 degrees with progression of curve and/or pain, a surgical recommendation can be made to treat a scoliosis.
There are patients who do not have surgery, since their curves are stable with minimal or no progression. For patients with stable curves, non-corrective treatments, such as therapy or exercise, are based upon symptoms like discomfort.

In brief: Depends

At 42 degrees with progression of curve and/or pain, a surgical recommendation can be made to treat a scoliosis.
There are patients who do not have surgery, since their curves are stable with minimal or no progression. For patients with stable curves, non-corrective treatments, such as therapy or exercise, are based upon symptoms like discomfort.
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
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Dr. Peter Zimmerman
Pain Management
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In brief: How old are you?

42 degrees is significant, but it depends on if your curve is likely to progress.

In brief: How old are you?

42 degrees is significant, but it depends on if your curve is likely to progress.
Dr. Peter Zimmerman
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