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Can Holding A Baby Cause A Curvature The Spine
Could be several : There could be several reasons. It is less likely spinal FAS a typical scoliosis which is usually a deformity not associated with pain in this region unless it is potentially a large scoliosis. I would be concerned that this is not an ulcer or related issue and you should have this evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
A bit of a distance: between the shoulder and the spine. The usual cause of "temporary spine curvature" or "change in normal lordosis" is a muscle spasm--typically of the neck. Certainly injuries and/or pain can cause spasm. Temporary spine curvature changes are common and are NOT due to the bones or disk being broken. ...Read more
Lifestyle changes: Not smoking, weight control and regular exercise are the key ones. Modifying activity that aggravates the back, trying a back support and use of medication if not medically contraindicated can also make a difference. Physical therapy and injections through pain management may help. Most are treated non operatively. Make sure you take adequate amounts of vitamin d and calcium daily. ...Read more
Does putting your 3 month old baby to sit up in your arms while holding him affect his spine or maybe cause him to grow with hunch back?
Cervical spine.: Normal cervical spine has a forward curvature (lordosis). Reversal of cervical lordosis usually means cervical muscle spasm. It may lead to pain with the muscle spasm. The other symptoms described are the result of the underlying problem which also causes the reversal of curvature such as cervical spondylosis or slipped discs. ...Read more
Scoliosis, Schuerman: A healthy teenager should be evaluated immediately by a spine specialist if they are developing forward spine curvature which could be a sign of shuermann's disease or scoliosis amongst other possibilities. The muscle atrophy is even more concerning as this typically implies that there is nerve involvement with possible impingement that should be evaluated via MRI as soon as possible. ...Read more
Would Pagets make long bones grow longer? Would it cause a 40 yearold adult to grow several inches taller in height? No bowed limbs or spine curvature
No: No, the growth plates in a 40 year old have been closed have been closed for many years and so pagers or really any condition can not really cause the growth of a person several inches at that age. Hat size can get bigger as the skull can enlarge, but no significant vertical growth. ...Read more
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