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I always had a mild scoliosis since I was a kid. However, I am scared now that I am getting older it will get worse. I am already noticing some changes and pain when I sit and my body being more curved because of belly fat, 

 

Is surgery for mild scoliosis an option? I guess it would cost a fortune in Thailand.

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Management of adult scoliosis usually starts with nonsurgical measures e.g physical therapy, medications, maybe stetoid injections (if there is spinal stenosis as well, often the case). Surgery is possible but reserved for cases where these measures fail. 

 

Are you dure the pain upu are ecperiebcing is due to scoliosis as opposed to lordosis/spinal stenosis? 

 

In any event you need assessment by a spinal specialist as a first step. Where in Thailand are you located?

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Sheryl said:

Management of adult scoliosis usually starts with nonsurgical measures e.g physical therapy, medications, maybe stetoid injections (if there is spinal stenosis as well, often the case). Surgery is possible but reserved for cases where these measures fail. 

 

Are you dure the pain upu are ecperiebcing is due to scoliosis as opposed to lordosis/spinal stenosis? 

 

In any event you need assessment by a spinal specialist as a first step. Where in Thailand are you located?

 

 

Thank you for your reply.

 

Not in Thailand at the moment, but I live full time in Bangkok for the past 10 years,

 

 

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14 hours ago, Celsius said:

Thank you for your reply.

 

Not in Thailand at the moment, but I live full time in Bangkok for the past 10 years,

 

 

True, getting a surgery will probably cost a fortune without insurance, but I'd look into options of physiotherapy as well. I've had great success with my back pain working with Bangkok Physiotherapy Center on Sukhumvit 39. I went to them for 7 sessions I think it was, and I was quite happy with the results.  Less pain, learnt different things I could do to manage the pain and also prevent the pain. Give them a shot before going through surgery. Also had a friend go in for knee pain with good results too, so they seem consistent. Surgery is truly opening up a can of worms and you don't know what you could get yourself into.

If you still insist on surgery, try looking at Chula Hospital. The prices would be 1/3 to 1/4 of those at Samitivej/BNH/Bumrungrad and most of the doctors that come to Chula also service those major 3 hospitals. Don't expect a 5 star hospital, but again, you aren't paying a 5 star price for it. What you will get is an honest answer of whether surgery is needed or not, and if so, expect to pay a lot less for it (you may have to wait longer for a surgery though).

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15 hours ago, Celsius said:

Yes I doubt any insurance would pay for this anyway.

As terrible as this may sound, there are ways around insurance depending on what insurance you have. You'd have to speak to a good agent to be able to assist you with this. On another note, as I mentioned above, look into Chula options, it may be within your budget for surgery. And/or, non surgical methods, e.g. physiotherapy or the likes.

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