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Could I still do parkour with scoliosis?

Could I still do parkour with scoliosis?

Yes: For the vast majority of patients with scoliosis, there is no activity restrictions what so ever. This includes even playing contact sports such as football. Thank you. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Hellman
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Could I still do parkour if I was just diagnosed with scoliosis?

Could I still do parkour if I was just diagnosed with scoliosis?

Yes: The vast majority of patients with scoliosis can participate in unrestricted activities. ...Read more

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What is congenital scoliosis?

What is congenital 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

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What can I do about congenital scoliosis?

What can I do about congenital scoliosis?

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

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Please explain if it is possible to correct congenital scoliosis thru minimally invasive method?

This depends how: Severe the scoliosis is. If it is mild, postural and bracing can help correct it slightly. However, if it is advanced, there is not much that can be done with minimally invasive procedures. ...Read more

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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

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Is it true that congenital scoliosis is life threatening?

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

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I have congenital scoliosis surgery question, any suggestions?

Yes: Yes you could see an orthopedic surgeon with a specialty for the treatment of scoliosis. Also, if you list your specific question on healthtap, I will try to look for it and answer it if I can. Thank you. ...Read more

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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? .

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

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How dangerous is congenital scoliosis for 14 yr old?

How dangerous is congenital scoliosis for 14 yr old?

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

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20years ago had l-4 spinal fusion for congenital scoliosis now as an adult uncontrollable pain. What do you recommend?

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

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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

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What are the health risks of Parkour?

What are the health risks of Parkour?

Parkour: Common Parkour injuries – Knees are at risk with ACL & PCL injuries. Ankle twisting is also a risk. ...Read more

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Will doing krav maga help me become energetic and muscular enough to do parkour?

Will doing krav maga help me become energetic and muscular enough to do parkour?

Different muscles: Different muscle groups are used in Krav maga than Parkour. I know, because I do Krav maga, and I can't jump or climb like the traceurs I've seen in Parkour movies! That being said, Krav Maga will help improve your energy, balance, and strength, as well as teach you self defense. The muscle groups used in Parkour are more for vaulting, jumping, climbing and swinging etc. Unlike Krav Maga. ...Read more

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How does Parkour affect someone's overall health?

How does Parkour affect someone's overall health?

Parkour: Parkour works the Cardiovascular & muscular systems. However, it does put one at risk for injuries (especially knee and ankles) ...Read more

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A week is a pain in the knees when walking and exercising and some time making sound that I wanted to know what to do? I do parkour and kung fu

A week is a pain in the knees when walking and exercising and some time making sound that I wanted to know what to do? I do parkour and kung fu

Mild arthritis: Cracking and popping in the knees is likely due to either a meniscal injury or more likely from the description- cartilage damage about the joint surface of the femur, patella and/or tibial plateau. An X-ray and an MRI may be helpful in confirming the degree and extent of the damage ...Read more

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What do you suggest if as I am 16 now my legs are '" almost" straight, how can flat foot affect my parkour/ weight lifting/posture etc?

What do you suggest if as I am 16 now my legs are '" almost" straight, how can flat foot affect my parkour/ weight lifting/posture etc?

A lot: Flatfeet can be worsened of course by just walking, running and time. Your activity level, although not good for your overall foot structure, shouldn't keep you from doing what you're doing. What's the worst is just the act of walking and not addressing your flatfeet. See your local area podiatrist as this shouldn't be left untreated. ...Read more

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Does having scoliosis surgery disqualify you for the u.S. Military?

Does having scoliosis surgery disqualify you for the u.S. Military?

See:: Http://usmilitary. About. Com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/spine. Htm ** "Any surgical fusion of spinal vertebrae (P81.0) is disqualifying."** disqualifying ...Read more

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Ihave a 42 degrees s curve scoliosis. Is it more dangerous?

Ihave a 42 degrees s curve scoliosis. Is it more dangerous?

No but it is a: Fairly classic presentation which as long as it remains under 50 degrees, you will be able to avoid surgery. You should not have any physical restrictions in terms of activities you may want to do. At age 19 and being female, your are skeletally mature. If a curve exceeds 50 degrees, the risk if progression in adulthood is a degree a year 75% chance. ...Read more

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Can S shaped scoliosis over 25 degrees cause an even more uneven chest in girls during teen years?

Scoliosis involving: The thorax causes a prominence of the ribs on the back and then on the opposite side in the front which may be somewhat noticable with or without breast growth. Scoliosis tends to worsen during periods of growth, but most 17 year old girls have reached adult height, and their curve will most likely remain fairly stable. ...Read more

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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? .

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 more

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Is scoliosis harmful?

Is scoliosis harmful?

Varies: Small and moderate sized curves are not usually harmful. Curvatures that progress beyond 60 degrees can begin to affect pulmonary function tests and by 90 degrees can cause clinical signs of cardiac and respiratory compromise. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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How to cure scoliosis?

Depends: Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine in the coronal plane. The majority of cases of scoliosis are mild and do not cause symptoms and do not need treatment. Curvatures greater than 45 degrees usually relentlessly progress, and surgery is really the only cure for large curves. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Can scoliosis be treated?

Can scoliosis be treated?

Yes: Scoliosis may be structural or idiopathic in nature. Idiopathic is easily the most common. Usually diagnosed in adolescence. It requires frequent evaluation & if curve is progressing may require bracing, exercise, and at times surgery. With structural cases it may caused by herniated discs, muscle spasm, fractures, etc. Treatment of the underlying problems will correct the scoliosis. ...Read more

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How should I manage scoliosis?

How should I manage scoliosis?

See a doctor: You first need to have a specialist evaluate the size of the curve and possibly any other reasons for the curve. Then, depending on how mild or severe the curve is there are many options. Thy range from exercise and stretching, to brace wear, and if severe and progressive, surgery. ...Read more

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What is levo-convex scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a cur--: Vature in the spine. I think a left sided one is called levoscoliosis. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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