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A 46-year-old member asked:

Anyone coping with scoliosis from hemihypertrophy?

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Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Not me: But i recognize the problem. Your one side is more developed muscularly than the other, and the weaker side is less able to support your spine, so you can start to bend toward the side with more muscle. This can be painful. The best solution if the condition is not very advanced is to keep the more developed side well stretched and work to strengthen the weaker side. Pt will help. Avoid bracing.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Secondary curve: The difference in the size (length) of one leg can tilt the pelvis and cause a secondary curve of the spine. Getting to a pediatric orthopedic surgeon early and taking measures to keep the leg lengths similar (many options) can prevent such curves from enlarging or becoming permanent.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Anyone have scoliosis from hemihypertrophy?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: Yhis can be a flexible vompensatory umlbar curve from a leg length discreancy correct with a shoe lift not to be confused with adolescent idiopathic scoli.
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