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Scoliosis and Other Treatments

So far, the following treatments have not been shown to prevent curves from getting worse:
 
  • Chiropractic treatment
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Exercise.
 
(Click Scoliosis Treatments to learn more.)
 

Scoliosis Research

Researchers continue to look for the cause of idiopathic scoliosis. They have studied genetics, growth, structural, and biochemical alterations in the discs and muscles, and central nervous system changes. The changes in the discs and muscles seem to be a result of scoliosis, rather than the cause.
 
However, scientists are still hopeful that studying changes in the central nervous system in people with idiopathic scoliosis may reveal a cause of this disorder.
 
Researchers continue to examine how a variety of braces, surgical procedures, and surgical instruments can be used to straighten the spine or to prevent further curvature. They are also studying the long-term effects of a fusion and the long-term effects of untreated scoliosis.
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