Can scoliosis be corrected without surgery?
Fortunately, most cases of scoliosis do not require any treatment and very few require surgical treatment. If your child’s spinal curve progresses to more than 40-50 degrees, depending on location, or if your child’s curve is advancing rapidly, your doctor might recommend surgery.
How can I fix scoliosis naturally?
Mild scoliosis is often managed simply with exercise, medical observation, scoliosis-specific physical therapy, and chiropractic treatment from a chiropractic scoliosis specialist. For some people with scoliosis, yoga or pilates is also recommended to decrease their pain level and increase flexibility.
Can scoliosis be fixed in adults?
While adult scoliosis can be managed through active treatment, no form of the condition can be fully ‘corrected’, meaning ‘cured’. This is because as a progressive and incurable condition, scoliosis is virtually guaranteed to get worse over time.
What degree of scoliosis requires surgery in adults?
In general, surgery in adults may be recommended when the spinal curve is greater than 50 degrees and the patient has nerve damage to their legs and/or is experiencing bowel or bladder symptoms.
How can I fix scoliosis permanently?
The Process of Spinal-Fusion Surgery
Spinal-fusion surgery involves fixing a scoliosis curve by realigning and fusing the curved vertebrae together with the end goal of them healing into a single bone. Rods, plates, wires or screws can be used to hold the bones together while the fusion heals.
Can scoliosis correct itself?
As scoliosis is an incurable and progressive condition, it will neither go away, nor fix itself without treatment.
What happens if scoliosis is left untreated in adults?
Mild cases of scoliosis may not need treatment. But, moderate to severe scoliosis that is left untreated can lead to pain and increasing deformity, as well as potential heart and lung damage. Scoliosis is a sideways curve of the spine with rotation.
Can scoliosis worsen in adulthood?
Scoliosis is a progressive condition – it does tend to get worse as you age. However, scoliosis is somewhat unusual in that it does not have what we might call a “predictable trajectory” – this is to say that you cannot simply assume that after X years, scoliosis will have increased by X degrees.
Is it too late to correct scoliosis?
No! Thanks to modern technology and advanced medicine, it’s not too late to treat your scoliosis. If you experience back pain, numbness, stiffness, or even fatigue (from strained muscles), it’s important to get the care you need.
What happens if you don’t correct scoliosis?
Without treatment, the curve will probably increase. This may cause your teen physical deformity and occasional pain. It may make them less able to do physical activities. If the curve becomes severe, they may have some breathing problems.