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Does spinal decompression help in treating lumbar scoliosis?

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Dr. Erion Spaho

Neurologist, Surgical

Practicing since :2004

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Posted on Tue, 6 Sep 2016 in Back Pain
Question: I was born with a spinal defect kumbar 5 that developed intp scolliois. current symptoms are those of sacrioilac jpint dysfunction. swimming has helped relielve pain that comes with evert step scle 8-10.can spinal decompression nonsurgical be of hekp. than you.
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Conservative treatment is tried first.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

Treatment of lumbar scoliosis depends on the degree of bending and your symptoms control.

Conservative treatment is tried first and this consistent on avoiding weight lifting, loosing weight ( if you are overweight ), NSAID drugs use, physical therapy, swimming, epidural injections.

Decompression is achieved only by surgical procedures that range from endoscopic minimally invasive procedures to open laminectomies and fusion with hardware.

Surgery is indicated in high degree scoliosis and failure of conservative treatment to improve symptoms.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Let me know if I can assist you further.


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