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15 Oct 2009

lumber scoliosis concave
My daughter' s x-ray have picked up lumbar scoliosis concave to right hand side - what are the options to correct this with non surgery methods - she is 18 years.
What is the long term soultion - appears to be part of the pain she is experiencing in the stomach region
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CyberDoc
cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Hi Catherine
Scoliosis is only treated with operation if it is very severe (>30 degrees). Physiotherapy and exercises are usually used to re-align the spine. Her orthopedic specialist will be able to give you the best options to consider.
See http://www.emedicinehealth.com/scoliosis/article_em.htm
Dr Bets
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