Priority 15 from the Scoliosis PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What are the most effective combinations of treatment (drugs, physiotherapy, alternative therapies) and self-management approaches (exercise, yoga) to manage the pain caused by scoliosis (pre-surgery)?  (JLA PSP Priority 15)
Overall ranking 15
JLA question ID 0059/15
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

Previous related research studies - 

None identified

Health Research Classification System category Musculoskeletal
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples What is the most successful management of pain in older people with scoliosis? ~ Does the use of a Brace/Orthosis significantly reduce pain or improve long term outcomes? ~ Is Physiotherapy effective in helping with posture related Pain In scoliosis? ~ What are the best combination of painkillers recommended for (1) moderate pain and (2) severe pain? ~ Alternative therapies to surgery I.e. With patients with long-term pain.  Physiotherapy is often not sufficient, yet specialists don't often recommend chiropractor/acupuncture treatment. What else can assist/help patients? ~  What treatments are effective in managing pain for young people with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. 
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0059
PSP name Scoliosis
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 54  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the PSP final report held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 4 November 2017