Treatment other than surgery
Observation. In a child who is still growing, a
mild spinal curve may require only regular checkups
every 4 to 6 months to see whether the curve is getting
Wearing a brace.
Bracing (orthotic) treatment may be used for a child who has a moderate curve. Bracing may prevent the curve from
getting worse as the child grows. Brace treatment is usually continued until
the skeleton stops growing.
There is no evidence that corrective exercises, electrical
stimulation, or spinal manipulation are effective treatments for
Injecting medicines to reduce back pain and inflammation is helpful for some people. The injections usually consist of a steroid and a numbing medicine.
However, it's important to keep in mind that not everyone gets the same relief.
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March 12, 2014
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