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Can Scoliosis Be Cured
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It depends: In general, curves less than 45 degrees in the thoracic spine are not thought to cause problems. Curves in the lumbar spine can cause premature degenerative changes potentially leading to back and leg pain. Curves over 45 degrees can relentlessly progress and in severe cases can cause multiple potential problems including even cardiac and respiratory failure. Thank you for your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Asthma is a chronic condition that can be controlled but not cured. Though you may experience years without an attack, it can recur. If you are being treated now with controller and rescue inhalers, don;t stop on your own. Your physician is bested qualified to make adjustments in your treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
No: Arthritis cannot be cured as of yet. There are different forms of arthritis. Regardless of the cause, once joint damage has taken place, it is unlikely for it to revert to normal. Some forms of arthritis may be controlled or slowed down with treatment. Although a cure is not available, effective therapy is. Stem cell therapy is showing promising results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Absolutely not! : @ Ur age any residual scoliosis can't B changed they only increase during Ur growth period. If films were done lying down, it could just B from Ur positioning on the table. Curves can only B corrected during early growth period by bracing, or if severe by surgery. Going 2 a DC 4 this is a waste of money & time. Don't B fooled ...Read more
Controlled: Asthma is a chronic disease and the aim is to control the symptoms. It is not "cured" but as it is controlled symptoms become less frequent. Always look for triggers in the environment and i your home, as well as seasonal allergic triggers. Infections, scents, changes in weather can all trigger symptoms. Learn about your meds and always follow your action plan. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Treat but not cure: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a hormonal disorder of reproductive age women characterized by irregular menses, obesity, hirsutism, acne & infertility, among other symptoms. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/polycystic-ovary-syndrome/ds00423" rel="nofollow" target="_bla. ...Read more
Yes: Treatment can often be as simple as a hydrostatic (water pressure) enema under the guidance of a radiologist.The child is monitored by staff as contrast material is introduced into the bottom thru a tube & visualixed on xray. If successful, the kid is monitored for a time & checked for things that might trigger the problem. Occasionally, surgery will be needed to fix it & look for trigger points. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: It depends on the cause. If due to alcohol, abstention often cures it. If due to pregnancy, about 50% return to normal. Due to chemotherapy, it rarely improves. Due to viral illness, many get better. If inherited, it won't get better. All of the above aside, there are medications and sometimes devices that can be very helpful for everyone. ...Read more
Cure, Unlikely...: Sciatica can be managed effectively and can be relieved in a vast majority of people, but it will always require diligence on your part for nsaids, exercise, stretching and weight control/loss. For those still having issues it may require treatments (injections, surgery, etc) to maintain relief as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes,but...: ? if fibromyalgia (FM) can "go away". Yes, if the patient makes correct efforts related to certain lifestyles. Cause of FM "officially unknown". Clinical data supports that FM is multifactorial & treatments are multimodal. Patient efforts at muscle reconditioning via aquatherapy, massage, gentle yoga, medicinal cannabis, weight loss, & mindfulness therapies provide best potential for a cure. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I wish we knew: Myopia is becoming more common. Some relate it to chronic indoor life instead of outdoor activities common in human ancestry. There are many suggestive things to modify it including certain dilating drops, light changes and activity modifiers. No true cure is known but good eyeglass and contact correction exists and LASIK is commonly performed. ...Read more
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