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my back and neck really hurt and i have scoliosis. what do i do?

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Dr. Dennis Giannini
36 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Exercise, ice, heat: Gentle range of motion, stretching and walking or any low-impact cardiovascular exercise. Pain can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Ice for about 45 minutes will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Follow this by heat for about 20 to 25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles.
Answered on Oct 14, 2017
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen: I definitely would not hesitate to be seen and evaluated for your scoliosis, but also for the pain you are having; which may or may not be related. There may be a simple option to get you more comfortable.
Answered on May 24, 2015

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