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Which type of pain management is there for painful scoliosis?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
9 doctors agree
In brief: It depends
It depends if you are an adult or a teen.
Opioids and muscle relaxers are options. Nerve blocks may help. Physical therapy and a back brace may help. See a spine/scoliosis specialist first.

In brief: It depends
It depends if you are an adult or a teen.
Opioids and muscle relaxers are options. Nerve blocks may help. Physical therapy and a back brace may help. See a spine/scoliosis specialist first.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Brian Le
Pain Management
3 doctors agree
In brief: Scoliosis treatment
It depends on the severity of your scoliosis.
It can range from exercise, physical therapy, massage to medication, injection ANS even surgery. A comprehensive evaluation would help to determine what treatment would benefit you.

In brief: Scoliosis treatment
It depends on the severity of your scoliosis.
It can range from exercise, physical therapy, massage to medication, injection ANS even surgery. A comprehensive evaluation would help to determine what treatment would benefit you.
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le
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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Different types
If scoliosis is severe enough, surgery may be indicated because it can impair breathing if it progresses too far. For milder scoliosis, different techniques such as NSAID meds, exercise, physical therapy, and massage may help.
You may want your doctor to refer you to a pain specialist to see if epidural steroid injections might help in your case. Try to avoid narcotics as they are habit-forming.

In brief: Different types
If scoliosis is severe enough, surgery may be indicated because it can impair breathing if it progresses too far. For milder scoliosis, different techniques such as NSAID meds, exercise, physical therapy, and massage may help.
You may want your doctor to refer you to a pain specialist to see if epidural steroid injections might help in your case. Try to avoid narcotics as they are habit-forming.
Dr. Karen Sibert
Dr. Karen Sibert
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