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what are the treatment options for thoracolumbar scoliosis

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Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
What type of scolios: Idiopathic adolescent or neuromuscular or degenerative curve how old is patient?

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prevention: Weight bearing exercise , proper nutrition and limited sun exposure helps to prevent osteoporosis. Even if present already, there are medications to ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Smith
70 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: For mild curves, and back pain only, simple treatment (exercise, medication, stretching) may be enough. For numbness, tingling, weakness, injection or ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Smith
70 years experience Family Medicine
Exercise!: There is no clear definition of mild scoliosis. Any curve less than 10 degrees is not scoliosis. Most curves less than 30 degrees at the end of grow ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Krivchenia
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopaedic eval: At age 48, would recommend plain Xrays to see the severity of the curve. At age 48, would probably recommend NSAIDS and pool therapy. One would stil ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Several options: If left untreated, scoliosis can lead to progressive disfiguring curve, pain and limited mobility. Some curves remain stable without progresson..Gener ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Rest/NSAID: Rest , Antiinflammatory medication for 10-14days, If needed a shot of Depomedrol (methylprednisolone) 80mg will help.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Traction, injection: Neck traction, Epidural injections and surgery are some of the options. this depends on yore evaluation
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience Urgent Care
Cervical spondylosis: 24 year old lady with a concern about neck pain. You should have a full evaluation by an orthopaedic spine surgeon in clinic. Typically, rest, physica ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Simple things first: Many can be treated with medication, activity modification (such as limiting lifting). Some will find a brace useful. Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty ( ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many options: The options depend on severity of curve, what part of the body is involved, symptoms (pain, numbness, tingling, weakness), age, flexibility, overall h ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Left Curve: Scoliosis is a curved spine; levi means that the curve is to the left. By your description it seems like this is only in le lumbar (lower most part o ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hip-dysplasia/diagnosis-treatment/treatment/txc-20126103
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: That is a term that is used differently by various professionals. Physical therapists and chiropractors may use the term to imply that some type of m ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Rehabilitation: Respiratory support and Physical rehabilitation including physical and occupational therapy and support with braces, wheelchairs and augmentative comm ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
35 years experience sports medicine
Dislocated knee: A dislocated knee usually refers to a complete or near complete separation of the tibia relative to the femur (thigh bone). Depending on the location ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Treatment list: Manipulation, facet injection rf ablation accupuncture physical therapy oral anti inflammatory.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slosar
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Exercise: Core stabilization exercises.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Roth
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Injection & surgery: When spinal stenosis is moderate in degree responds nicely to exercise-particularly when there is instability and subluxation. When the stenosis is se ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
By itself , there is: Nothing to worry about. It can be just related to degenerative changes and you may have no neck related symptoms or it could be related to some cervi ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Fink
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many: Spondylolisthesis is the slipping of 1 vertebral body on the other. This is not always painful. When it is, it can often be treated like any other for ... Read More
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