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Whenever possible, nonsurgical treatments are chosen first for scoliosis. Conservative treatments commonly include medication, bracing, and physical therapy and exercise. Surgery is generally only considered in patients who have continual pain, difficulty breathing, significant disfigurement, or a steadily worsening curve angle.
What Are My Treatment Options?
Whenever possible, nonsurgical treatments are chosen first for scoliosis. Conservative treatments commonly include medication, bracing, and physical therapy and exercise.
Types of Scoliosis
Scoliosis is divided into categories based on the age the condition is diagnosed. While scoliosis can occur in both adolescents and adults, it is more common in adolescents. Causes and symptoms may differ based on the type of scoliosis.
Recovery & Rehabilitation
Some people who have spinal surgery experience good to excellent results. They find relief of pain and the return of functional movement and strength, enabling them to cope with the activities of daily life.
The type of operation you have will determine if and how long you will need to stay in the hospital and how much assistance you will need shortly after surgery.
Anatomy of the Spine
Your spine is one of the most important parts of your body. It gives your body structure and support. Without it you could not stand up or keep yourself upright. Your spine allows you to move about freely and to bend with flexibility.
Tips for Safe Posture
It's possible that even minor changes in the way you do your work or hobby activities could keep your pain and symptoms in check while protecting your spine from further injury.
Work Place Strategies
These strategies are ideas of how to work with greater safety and even better productivity. Have you ever felt stress or tension at work? Chances are good that you wouldn't have a pain or worry if you didn't.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. There are potential risks and recovery takes time. People with conditions limiting rehabilitation should not have this surgery. Only a spine surgeon can tell if spine treatment is right for you.