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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Scoliosis
Scoliosis Treatment [posted 8/6/98]
Answer: Physical therapy with exercises can alleviate the problem, but not fix it. At this point external braces would be of little use. I'd see a spinal specialist in scoliosis for the options, but they are fairly limited at this point. Long term you will develop arthritis and a decreased respiratory capacity due to your spinal deformity. Occasional patients have vascular problems, but much less common.