Scoliosis treatment may vary depending on the person’s age, condition, and degree of scoliosis. While surgery is accepted as the classical treatment method in children, temporary bracing or physical therapy may be recommended for adults depending on the age of the patient and other diseases.
Controlled Monitoring: It is done with periodic physical examinations and x-rays and continues until the skeletal system reaches maturity without any special treatment unless there is an increase in curvature (it should also be done after surgical treatment).
Surgical treatment: Today, in most of the surgical treatments applied for the treatment of congenital spinal deformity in a growing child, the curvature is tried to be controlled without fusion of the spine or by fusion to a limited area.
Treatment Options in Young Age Scoliosis Although the treatment options for scoliosis occurring at a young age vary according to the age of the child and the type and location of the curvature, they can be grouped under 3 headings in general.
Adult Scoliosis Treatment Options
The method to be chosen in the treatment of adult scoliosis is decided according to the degree of pain and curvature, and whether the curvature is progressive or not. Generally, the first treatment methods to be applied to the patient are non-surgical treatment methods.
Exercises to increase physical condition, stabilization, strengthening, and stretching exercises, accompanied by a physiotherapist, can relieve muscle spasms and reduce pain. However, it has not been fully demonstrated that these exercises have a role in preventing the progression of progressive scoliosis.
Scoliosis surgery can be an important alternative method for patients who do not respond to treatment despite all non-surgical methods, whose pain increases during this period (6 weeks, 6 months), and whose disability occurs. In addition to curvature, urine and stool control due to severe narrow canal or nerve pressure in patients If there is a loss of strength in the muscles or loss of strength in the muscles, the treatment method can be chosen with scoliosis surgery.