Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q and A: Scoliosis treatment options

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My granddaughter was diagnosed with a severe case of scoliosis. What is scoliosis, and what treatments are available?

Surgery

When spine surgery is the answer

Having a back injury can put a person's life on hold. While most people can find relief through nonsurgical methods like physical therapy, steroid injections and medication management, some patients, including those with ...

Surgery

Mayo Clinic Minute: Scoliosis is not just for kids

Scoliosis is a condition that causes the spine to curve. It's frequently diagnosed in children—often during the growth spurt just before puberty. But it can happen in adults.

Surgery

Predicting poor pain control following elective spine surgery

Researchers at the University of Calgary have developed and validated a clinical prediction scale that can be used to determine which patients are more likely to experience inadequate pain control following elective spine ...

Medications

Spine surgery patients prescribed the most postoperative narcotics

(HealthDay)—Spine surgery patients are prescribed the most narcotics in the three months following surgery, and patient-reported pain at hospital discharge is associated with increased narcotic use in this period, according ...

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