Seattle Pain Relief Announces New Treatments for Adult Degenerative Scoliosis

By CIOReview | Thursday, April 30, 2015
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SEATTLE, WA: Seattle Pain Relief, a provider of comprehensive board certified pain management treatments including medications and interventional procedures has announced that it is offering effective treatments for adult degenerative scoliosis.

Degenerative scoliosis, also known as adult scoliosis or adult onset scoliosis, describes a side-to-side curvature of the spine caused by the degeneration of the facet joints. The condition most frequently occurs in people over 65 years of age. Individuals may have trouble while walking due to the deformity.

The radiofrequency ablation is one of the best treatments offered by the clinic that provides up to eighteen consecutive months of pain relief for one's back. With operative interventions for adult scoliosis having very high complication rates, attempting all sorts of non-operative interventions makes sense. The treatments are covered by insurance, which makes them very cost-effective for patients.

The new measures to relieve pain include SI joint injections and transforaminal epidural steroid injections. These methods might help the patients reduce pain related to spinal stenosis. Some treatments avoid surgery but involve medications that are oral, topical, bracing, or interventional.

Other ways in which the doctors try to help patients in relieving pain includes Epidural steroid injections that can relieve the buttock and leg pain associated with spinal stenosis. Facet blocks or medial branch blocks and SI joint injections can relieve their back pain.