1.Is there a cure for scoliosis?
No: There is no cure for scoliosis in most instances. The majority of scoliosis is mild, and has no long term consequences in terms of general health, back pain, or cosmetic issues (ie) curves less than 30 degrees at maturity. It is when curves are greater than 50 degrees that they tend to get worse over time and surgery is a consideration. Surgery doesn’t cure scoliosis, but prevents progression.
Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)
Abnormal curvature of the spine is a symptom in which a person’s spine has sideways curvature (either to the left or to the right), or has too little or too much curvature in the front-back direction. Normal front-back spine curvatures exist in the neck, the chest, the lower back, and the tailbone areas.
2.How far away are we from a cure for scoliosis?
Close: I think we are really close to finding the cure for scoliosis and it all comes down to determining the cause. There is an increasing body of evidence showing a strong genetic link, including finding over 50 genetic marks seen more commonly on patients with progressive curves. Thank you for the question.
3.As medicine advances, do you think there will ever be a cure for scoliosis in the near future instead of surgery? I’ve heard of laser spine surgery?
Potentially: As out knowledge advances on the causes of scoliosis we may find new ways to treat the condition early before surgery is required. However, if you already have the condition and it is worsening to the point surgery is needed, it is quite effective. That said, laser spine surgery has no role in the correction of scoliosis.
4.How are people cured from scoliosis without surgery?
Various Ways: Non-surgical scoliosis correction relies upon maximizing spine posture in the upright position. Often, spine assumes a compensatory & non-fixed curve due to unequal leg lengths or pelvic girdle tilting. An heel lift can be used if one leg is shorter. Yoga, back exercises,swimming, and physical therapy are considerations to develop compensatory strength of back. Weight must be reduced if excess.
5.How can I cure scoliosis?
Only if: Only if scoliosis is flexible & due to another reason that is forcing the spine to bend, ie spasm being generated by another issue like a kidney stone. If it is a type of scoliosis known as congenital or idiopathic, the answer is surgery if indicated but curve may not be fully corrected & does not need to be usually. Bracing for idiopathic scoliosis during growth may control curve progression.
6.How to cure scoliosis?
Depends: Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine in the coronal plane. The majority of cases of scoliosis are mild and do not cause symptoms and do not need treatment. Curvatures greater than 45 degrees usually relentlessly progress, and surgery is really the only cure for large curves. Thank you for your question.
7. Can yoga and Pilates cure scoliosis?
No: Over hundreds of years, the medical field has tried hundreds of things to cure scoliosis. This has included strengthening exercises, physical therapy, chiropractic care, estim, traction, yoga, pilates, and many other things. Nothing has ever been shown to help. Mild cases don’t usually need treatment. Severe cases need surgery. Thank you for your question.
8.Cure for scoliosis in an 8yr old suffering from the daily pain and discomfort?
Scoliosis treatment: There is treatment for scoliosis, but not a “cure”. First , make sure that diagnosis is correct and that doctor is sure the scoliosis is indeed the cause of your child’s pain. First treatment is routine and consistent physical therapy to improve range of motion and decrease pain. If the scoliosis is so bad that this is not helping, bracing and/or surgery need to be discussed, but she young yet!
9.Doctor, how can i cure scoliosis without doin surgery ?
Exercises: certain stretching exercises can help decrease scoliosis in selected cases. If you have a shot leg as the cause of thescoliosis, lifting that side with a shoe lift canhelp. None of this. Is acure for ths scoliosis, but may help diminish it. There are braces available. As well. Also could see a physical therapist or doctor who,specializes in that condition. Surgery is a last resort.
10. Is it possible to cure a severe case of scoliosis without surgery?
Only if: Only if the scoliosis is still flexible and due to another reason that is forcing the spine to bend, ie muscular spasm being generated by another issue like a kidney stone. If it is a type of scoliosis known as congenital oridiopathic, the answer is no.