What Are the Treatments for Lumbar Scoliosis?
Lumbar scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that occurs in the lower back. Most cases of scoliosis are mild, but can be severe if the curvature begins to affect the heart and the lungs. Scoliosis can also cause misalignment in bones of the body and chronic pain in the back. Scoliosis is monitored closely to prevent serious complications. Treatments for scoliosis involve managing pain, or correcting curvature if necessary.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as naproxen and ibuprofen can be used to reduce pain and inflammation associated with lumbar scoliosis. These medications should be taken under a doctor’s supervision because they can cause significant side effects involving the heart, liver, kidneys and stomach.