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Is it okay to push up if you have scoliosis

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Likely okay: Scoliosis of that degree is usually stable (doesn't change) after you finish growing taller (end of puberty). I would not expect any of the routine gy... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Type of spine curve: There are multiple reasons for scoliosis &one is known as a congenital type which is when there is a deformity of the bones ( vertebra) of the spine t... Read More
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 15 years experience
Spinal disorder: Congenital scoliosis generally speaking is the failure of one or more levels of thr spine to segment properly (form multiple vertebrae) or failure of ... Read More
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Congen defects spine: Congenital scoliosis occurs when one or more vertebrae develop abnormally with over or under development. Fusion of whole or parts of vertebrae cause ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 12 years experience
This depends how: Severe the scoliosis is. If it is mild, postural and bracing can help correct it slightly. However, if it is advanced, there is not much that can be d... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Glickman
Neurosurgery 19 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 29 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 female asked:
Dr. Justin Esterberg
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 24 years experience
Congenital : Congenital scoliosis is typically treated in childhood. This really depends on the underlying reason for the scoliosis, how old your child is, and the... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Early and often care: Although there has been no progression yet, with your daughter at age 10 and either early in puberty or not even entering puberty yet, now is the time... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Depends severity: Congenital scoliosis can progress like idiopathic scoliosis during periods of growth.Spinal surgery depends on severity of curve. Surgery would be ind... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bikash Bose
Neurosurgery 45 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 female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
See ortho spine doc: You may need reconstructive or supportive surgery to prevent nerve damage if you have more than one vertebral body affected by the osteoarthritis. If ... Read More

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