Treatment Options for Scoliosis
Periodic observation, over-the-counter pain relievers, exercises, braces, and epidurals or nerve block injections are some of the non-operative treatment options for scoliosis. Dr. Georgiy Brosuvanik, Spine Surgeon with Baptist Health South Florida, says over-the-counter pain relievers are a big subject, because narcotics are contraindicated to prevent addiction.
He also explains exercises are important, because maintaining abdominal strength is crucial. He recommends staying active. About epidurals, he points out they have a potential for risks, so it is important to go to somebody who is very experienced.