Degenerative scoliosis most often does not require surgery. The goal of degenerative scoliosis treatment is to:
- Reduce the pain associated with the inflammation of the facet joints
- Increase the spine’s range of motion, strength and flexibility
Pain relief can be achieved through:
- Pain relievers
- Epidural injections
- Facet injections
- Physical therapy
- Osteopathic treatment
Our physician team includes experts in pain management and we work closely with patients to address their individual needs.
Surgery may be considered as a treatment option for degenerative scoliosis when the pain is so severe that it interferes with the ability to walk.