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Is horseback riding a bad idea if you have scoliosis

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
No: You are only limited by discomfort. Riding itself won't change or effect anything in most cases.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
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 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
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 45 years experience
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Glickman
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
No: Congenital scoliosis is not life threatening in isolation. However, if very severe, there can be neuromuscular restrictions and pain that worsen with ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: Yes you could see an orthopedic surgeon with a specialty for the treatment of scoliosis. Also, if you list your specific question on healthtap, i wil... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bikash Bose
Neurosurgery 46 years experience
Work up: You need to see a spine specialist to get some tests done to see if you have adjacent levels degeneration. Usually pt and injections are first cour... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Not bad: Alot depend on the surgeopn and the amount of correction he can do as well as the location of the curvature. I have had multiple patient that had this... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Indifferent: Scoliosis is not a contraindication to any activity as long as it is tolerated from a pain standpoint. The only precaution i give my patients is that ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fink
Pediatrics 48 years experience
YES: Smoking impairs clearance of normal secretions from the airways and makes them more susceptible to infection. Coughing from smoking will be very unco... Read More
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