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What are the treatment options for thoracolumbar scoliosis

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
What type of scolios: Idiopathic adolescent or neuromuscular or degenerative curve how old is patient?
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
From don't worry : This depends on your age and the size of the curve and whether your bone density is normal and if there are any associated issues such as spinal steno... Read More

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Depends on details: The pediatric orthopedic spine doctors usually consider a brace if the angle has reached 20-25 degrees and the teen still has significant years of gro... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Prevention: Weight bearing exercise , proper nutrition and limited sun exposure helps to prevent osteoporosis. Even if present already, there are medications to ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Treat bone loss 1st: You need to be aggressively treated for the bone loss first as there can be an increased risk of curve progression if this is not addressed. If you n... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Smith
Family Medicine 71 years experience
Scoliosis is very 3D: Scoliosis is always a three dimensional deformity; the spine is not only curved when you look from the front, but it is also rotated. It is the amoun... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Idiopathic scoliosis: Idiopathic scoliosis which usually affects preteens and teens initially has thoraco lumbar configuration with thoracic curve mainly to right and lumb... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
No, definitely not: no. Spinal tap can be you acute and subacute headaches but will not change the curvature of the spine.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Huffman
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 23 years experience
A curved spine: Scoliosis means an abnormal curvature of the spine. Thoracolumbar means that it involves both the thoracic spine or mid back and the lumbar spine or l... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: It is possible to have that particular list of medical problems at the same time, but there is not necessarily as cause and effect relationship among ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Activities/Exercises: Would be helpful for all the 3, as hh is usually seen with weight issues, so reducing the wt with activities/exercises would benefit it. The osteoporo... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Close observation: Usually intervention is post poned for scoliosus under 20-25 degrees. At age 13, however, he should anticipate more growth, and scoliosis may increas... Read More

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