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Best Mattress For Scoliosis
Type of spine curve: There are multiple reasons for scoliosis &one is known as a congenital type which is when there is a deformity of the bones (vertebra) of the spine that one is born with & leads to an early curvature of the spine. Some don't need surgery & others do. They tend to not respond to bracing & can be very progressive in terms of a rapidly worsening curve & may be associated with other medical issues. ...Read more
Orthopedic follow up: Congenital scoliosis should be followed closely by an orthopedic doc that treats scoliosis. The issue is usually that one side of the spine grows faster than the other due to failure of one or more segments to separate or form. It progresses over time as the child grows. ...Read more
Not typically: Not typically. The two exception to that are if the curve has been allowed to progress to an exceptionally large degree that it effects lung or cardiac function, which is quite rare nowadays. Or two, if the patient has other associated conditions with the scoliosis such as congenital heart or kidney problems which can be seen in a small percentage of cases. ...Read more
No: No, they cannot.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can surgery be used to treat congenital scoliosis in children? My child was born with congenital scoliosis. Can she have surgery to correct it, or does she have to wait until she's an adult? .
Talk to MD: You have to find out wether the scoliosis is affecting the child. In severe cases scoliosis can cause pain and interfere with breathing. In minor cases it is detectable on examination, but is not interfering with the patient's lifestyle. If it is the latter case you may not need surgery at all. Talk to your md about options. ...Read more
I'v a 10 yrs. Old daughter who has an s shape congenital scoliosis more than 45*, there was no noticable progress & no pain. What are the options?
Early and often care: Although there has been no progression yet, with your daughter at age 10 and either early in puberty or not even entering puberty yet, now is the time to be very aggressive about monitoring for changes and intervening early. This is not a little 10 degree curve - she is already at 45, and you don't want much progression before you would get agressive with early therapies. See spine doctor often! ...Read more
Depends severity: Congenital scoliosis can progress like idiopathic scoliosis during periods of growth. Spinal surgery depends on severity of curve. Surgery would be indicated with congenital scoliosis other body systems affected. Cardiac, kidney, and bowel abnormalities have increased incidence with congenital scoliosis. ...Read more
20years ago had l-4 spinal fusion for congenital scoliosis now as an adult uncontrollable pain. What do you recommend?
Work up: You need to see a spine specialist to get some tests done to see if you have adjacent levels degeneration. Usually pt and injections are first course of treatment. ...Read more
Treatment 42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?
A couple of options:
i've seen two options work best for patients. First, there are the sleep number beds. These beds allow you to customize the firmness to your liking. On average, i'd say the firm mattresses usually are more effective for scoliosis patients. The second option are the tempurpedic mattresses. These tend to have excellent overall back support, but do tend to be firm.
I hope this info helps! ...Read more
What's the best brand mattress for someone who suffers from a bad back and is a side sleeper? I have scoliosis and hip pain.
Whichever helps: There is no "magic" mattress. The best one is the one that makes you feel the best. This is essentially a matter of opinion. ...Read more
Varies: Despite popular commercials, the selection of a comfortable mattress is somewhat arbitrary. It is one of the few products consumer reports won't rate cause there is not much objectivity to it. Usually a matress should be form enough to provide support, but also soft enough to match you contour and allow your spine to be in a neutral position. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
My son is 20 with17 degree scoliosis. What mattress would u recommend? Thinking nova 12 inch memory foam on flatbed.
Best quality for $: Forget about his size curve, it does not factor into your choice of bed. You want a bed that is comfortable-usually a relatively firm mattress that is good quality for cost or has a good term warranty & return policy! All mattresses will wear out especially if not rotated regularly and if you are heavy or obese. Our ancestors slept on leaves, branches, grasses & even hides! ...Read more
I got diganosed with scoliosis at 14. What is the best ways to exercise this? Because I'm always in pain
Word of caution:
Scoliosis usually is not painful especially in younger age and if it is minor otherwise look for some complications.
The web site below have program for exercises to follow.
http://www. Google. Com/search? Q=scoliosis+exercises&hl=en&tbo=u&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=x&ei=y0ynuavdazp7yahgwyhgdw&sqi=2&ved=0cfqqsaq&biw=1280&bih=579. ...Read more
Many factors: Scoliosis surgery depends in part on how severe is progression of curvature. A child who has a severe spinal curve that is likely to progress, severe spinal curve that continues to progress even after bracing; age, skeletal age, and status of puberty. Location of the curve, very young child who has a severe spinal curve are few factors. Orthopedic surgeon has to consider all factors. ...Read more
Scoliosis exercise: Scoliosis is a disorder related to the spine. Pressure on the spine will increase the discomfort. That occurs with obesity, and certain exercises. So, weight loss, and exercise that takes pressure off of the back, can be helpful. Also, strengthening the back muscles is helpful with many back problems. Swimming takes all of the pressure off of your joints and is neutral for your back. ...Read more