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Treatment 42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?

Treatment  42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis  + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?

See ortho spine doc: You may need reconstructive or supportive surgery to prevent nerve damage if you have more than one vertebral body affected by the osteoarthritis. If this is a congenital issue an ortho spine doctor would give you the best advice on how to proceed safely ...Read more

Dr. Edward Hellman
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Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

Abnormal curvature of the spine is a symptom in which a person's spine has sideways curvature (either to the left or to the right), or has too little or too much curvature in the front-back direction. Normal front-back spine curvatures exist in the neck, the chest, the lower back, ...Read more


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I'm 24 and I had osteophytes-disc degenerative changes and mild lumber scoliosis. facing modrate to sever pain what is the treatments to reduce pain ?

I'm 24 and I had osteophytes-disc degenerative changes and mild lumber scoliosis. facing modrate to sever pain what is the treatments to reduce pain ?

Osteopath evaluation: 24y female c/o severe chronic back pain. Imaging studies: "scoliosis & DDD". Degenerative Disk Disease normal, age-related & radiologic descriptor routinely & inappropriately co-opted by doctors as "cause" of pain; an association discounted by medical literature. Scoliosis in young women is often functional & spine straight when examined prone; from inherited hypermobility variant. Fibromyalgia? ...Read more

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Mild scoliosis; grade 1 spondylolisthesis l5-s1; l4-5 prom l paracentral disc extrusion; mild ligamentous & facet hypertrophy. Treatments?

Mild scoliosis; grade 1 spondylolisthesis l5-s1; l4-5 prom l paracentral disc extrusion; mild ligamentous & facet hypertrophy. Treatments?

Depends: Most disks get better within 6 months with pt and conservative treatment, assuming that the disk is even related to the pain. Keep an eye on spondy to make sure it's stable. If you develop instability surgery may be in order. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for mild scoliosis?

What are the treatment options for mild scoliosis?

Exercise: Mild scoliosis does not usually need any treatment other than back strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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Can mild scoliosis be cured completely? I've been told I have scoliosis, but it's not severe. Will treatment cure the problem completely, or will i always have some curvature? .

Can mild scoliosis be cured completely? I've been told I have scoliosis, but it's not severe. Will treatment cure the problem completely, or will i always have some curvature?

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No: There is really no "cure" for mild scoliosis from the structural perspective. Non surgical treatments do not straighten the curve and we do not do surgery for mild curves. But the reason all that is ok is because mild curves are not really usually associated with problems. Even the incidence of back pain is similar in someone with a mild curve as it is in someone with a straight spine. Thanks. ...Read more

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Dr. Says I have very mild scoliosis, not enough to warrant treatment. One leg is slightly shorter & 1 hip slightly higher. Could this affect balance?

Dr. Says I have very mild scoliosis, not enough to warrant treatment. One leg is slightly shorter & 1 hip slightly higher. Could this affect balance?

Only if the : Difference in leg length is greater than 3/4 of an inch does it even need to be considered for treatment and only if you have symptoms but it should not affect balance. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for mild scoliosis that causes lower back pain? Would bracing be helpful? Any other suggestions?

What is the best treatment for mild scoliosis that causes lower back pain? Would bracing be helpful? Any other suggestions?

Scoliosis : Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine. The best initial treatments include physical therapy, chiropractic care, and pain management. Bracing can be helpful. It is important to be followed by a spine surgeon who specializes in deformity surgery. If the curve becomes too pronounced or if there is intractable pain then surgery to straighten the spine is indicated over nonoperative treatments. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

Scoliosis is a condition where patients have an abnormal curvature of ...Read more