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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Need to see back doc: You need to see an orthopaedic spine specialist. Usually, when needing treatment, this are corrected early as they are typically very progressive. I ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Glickman
18 years experience in Neurosurgery
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
27 years experience in Neurosurgery
No: No, they cannot.
A female asked:
Dr. Justin Esterberg
23 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Scoliosis: Great information on this web site: www.Iscoliosis.Com.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bikash Bose
44 years experience in Neurosurgery
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
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