Doctor insights on:
Can Scoliosis Surgery Stop You From Growing
Yes: Surgical treatment of scoliosis usually involves correction and fusion of the curvature which would halt growth in these segments of the spine. However, in a growing adolescent or child, a large portion of overall growth occurs at the growth zones in the legs and arms, which remain unaffected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abnormal curvature of the spine is a symptom in which a person's spine has sideways curvature (either to the left or to the right), or has too little or too much curvature in the front-back direction. Normal front-back spine curvatures exist in the neck, the chest, the lower back, ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had scoliosis surgery 10 months and my body is still leaning and my left shoulder is sometimes lower than my right. When will this stop or go away?
Depending on how-: -severe the curve was, it is not always completely corrected. There R limits as 2 how much a fusion can correct. Also it sounds like U had surgery done past Ur growth ceasing. But talk 2 Ur surgeon about this. The image is of a young girl still growing,but hard 2 C on this image. ...Read more
Ask your surgeon: At the age of 40 you are dealing with an adult deformity, not adolescent scoliosis. You have to discuss with your surgeon what the aim of the proposed deformity surgery is. If you are concerned about the appearance of your pelican region discuss it and make the decision with your surgeon about what the surgery is designed to accomplish. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Major surgery: Scoliosis is major surgery. In experienced hands it is safe, but all surgery has risks. Depending on your age, health, curve location and severity, the risks can include bleeding that requires transfusion, infection, nerve damage (weakness, numbness), residual or new deformity, implant failure, medical problems, even death. Talk to your doctor about your situation. Consider a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Only if: Only if the scoliosis is still flexible and due to another reason that is forcing the spine to bend, ie muscular spasm being generated by another issue like a kidney stone. If it is a type of scoliosis known as congenital or idiopathic, the answer is no. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Improved curve...: Muscles and ligaments are dissected from length of spine; screws are placed into the spinal pedicles, and titanium rods are crosslinked to the screws, thereby straightening the curve. Recovery then takes about 4-5 days in hospital, verying time aft going hoem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not in this space : Not in this space limited area. However, there are several great websites such as spineuniverse.Com or spinehealth.Com or medical society websites like the north american spine society or the scoliosis research society that will have multiple resources that you can review. I'm sure you can even find a video online of a typical surgery but there are several different types that may be done. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Can ovarian cysts stop you from getting your period?
- Can low iron stop you from getting pregnant?
- Can chlamydia stop you from getting pregnant?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Can hemorrhoids stop you from pooping?
- Can ovarian cysts stop you from having kids?
- Can having a abortion stop you from getting pregnant?
- Can you die from scoliosis?
- Talk to a orthopedic spine surgeon online for free