I am 22 years old, and have had back, hip, and knee pain over the past couple years. Today, I finally found out that I have scoliosis, which is creating pressure on my sciatic nerve. Although the orthopedist told me that continuing physical therapy would be all that I need to do, I am wondering if I should talk to my doctor about surgery. I know that surgery is not usually considered in adults, but I have been going to physical therapy for over a month now and am still having issues. I have a very physically demanding job, and have not been able to work in the past week and a half. The orthopedist told me that this is just something that I am going to have to live with, but is there any way that my doctor would consider recommending surgery? What are the chances that I will have a better quality of live after surgery? Are there any alternative treatments that I should consider?View Thread
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