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Can scoliosis be healed after 20?

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Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If your curve is beyond 50 degrees it may progress one degree per year. Surgery can correct and halt the progression of the curvature.
If it is below 40 degrees you probably will not require surgery and either way you should be assessed by an orthopaedic spine specialist.

In brief: Yes

If your curve is beyond 50 degrees it may progress one degree per year. Surgery can correct and halt the progression of the curvature.
If it is below 40 degrees you probably will not require surgery and either way you should be assessed by an orthopaedic spine specialist.
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Not healed

Scoliosis can not be healed.
Spinal fusion with metal hardware placement prevents progression and many times does correct some portion of curvature.

In brief: Not healed

Scoliosis can not be healed.
Spinal fusion with metal hardware placement prevents progression and many times does correct some portion of curvature.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

Yes it can be treated.
It depends on the severity of the curve, appearance and symptoms. Milder cases are treated with exercise, therapy, medication. Worse cases can be treated with surgery.

In brief: Yes

Yes it can be treated.
It depends on the severity of the curve, appearance and symptoms. Milder cases are treated with exercise, therapy, medication. Worse cases can be treated with surgery.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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