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is horseback riding a bad idea if you have scoliosis

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: You are only limited by discomfort. Riding itself won't change or effect anything in most cases.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
14 years experience Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Not necessarily: If you are skeletally mature with a mild curve, the curve is unlikely to progress as a result of horseback riding. You are at a statistically greater ... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la ... Read More
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Get checked: There are a number of potential causes and i would encourage you to let your surgeon know. One of the more common causes is an irritation of the scap ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
See previous answer: Depending on the type of Klippel Feil syndrome you have, there are a number of symptoms and structural differences which are treated symptomatically. ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pinched nerve: An arm falling asleep is typically from nerve compression, which may be peripheral, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or cubital tunnel syndrome, or may ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Bowel problems: If you have been taking pain medication for a while for your low back pain, the most likely explanation is that you have excessive stool back up from ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Good advice, no DC!-: -you can't change the scoliosis with any exercise. @ 18 U probably have reached Ur max growth. The only thing that can change s curve if caught early ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Highly unlikely: Is most likely from the scoliosis . The low back is connected to the upper back which can't function right if the lower back is not working right. It ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
12 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It is fine: Typically spina bifida occulta is not highly destabilized and more of an incidental finding. The scoliosis should also not be a huge problem. My recom ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Your choice: Surgery will be the treatment to correct severe scoliosis, however if after surgery patient may need braces or if surgery is not done braces may offer ... Read More
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