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Best Treatment Scoliosis Treatment In 20s
Treatment 42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herniated disk, scoliosis, degenerative disk disease and sciatica. In pain what's the best treatment?
Start w conservative: Start w conservative treatment including physical therapy, epidural injection at the site of the nerve root irritation, and bracing as needed for pain relief. Core strengthening is very important. Surgery may be needed if all else fails. A good physical exam, history, and review of various imaging studies go into deciding what surgery you may need. Please keep us updated. ...Read more
I have a significant scoliosis. What is the best breast radiation treatment to avoid damaging the lungs?
Does not apply: This question deals with radiation oncology as far as i can tell based on the term 'radiation treatment'. This is best asked to a radiation oncologist. If you are asking for how to assess scoliosis and minimize radiation to the lungs then a radiographic (x-ray) scoliosis series is best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Portuguese doctors wont operate on back because of severe scoliosis, kyphosis and lordosis. Whats best massage therapy and how many times per week?
Not a massage proble: This is not a problem that is treated primarily with massage therapy. Many risks associated with severe spine curvature corrections. You need to address this issue with a spine surgeon specialist after a full exam to know what is safe and what could potentially harm you if you were positioned incorrectly by a therapist. ...Read more
Is treatment different for c-shaped scoliosis vs. S-shaped? What is the difference, if any, in treatment for c-shaped and s-shaped scoliosis?
Varies: It is a bit of a generalization, but usually when you talk about a c shaped curve, you are talking about a single curve. An s shaped curve usually refers to a double curve in which one curve is often compensating for the other. Treatment is more based upon the size of the curve and the skeletal age of the patient than whether it is c or s shaped. Thank you for the question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Depending on the magnitude of the curve. Small curve are treated with physical therapy, possible bracing. Large curve are treated with surgery which can help to avoid them progressing as you age, and also correct the majority of the curve. The surgical treatments depend on age, progression of curves, and failure of bracing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends on the --: Its c.Ause and how severe is it. A spine surgeon would help you with this. Generally for a severe or a progressive curve corrective surgery with rods is done, tp straighten the curve towards normal (used to be the harrington's rods). The answer you would like will be provided tou you by the s surgeon after he has examined and investigated you. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: The answer depends on the tye, severity and symptoms of the scoliosis. Usually scoliosis progresses while a teenager and stops as an adult, so it needs no treatment. If the scoliosis starts as an adult or becomes painful as an adult, treatment will be based on the magnitude of the curve and the amount of pain you are having. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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