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Can You Recommend Exercises For Me I Have Severe Scoliosis
Most exercise is ok: Scoliosis is not worsened by exercise. Most exercises should be fine with scoliosis. Avoid repetitive impact exercises (such as long distance running) and heavy weight lifting (such as squats and dead-lifts) if you have severe degenerative adult scoliosis, as these exercises can worsen back and lower extremity pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No, they cannot.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatment 42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?
Adjustment+exercise: You want to minimise progression of scoliosis & strengthen core. Suggest long term relationship w/ osteopathic physician who does omt (manipulation) see aao or cranial academy online. Feldenkrais also very useful for learning to sense your own body, tai chi, qi gong, and esp yoga can be very helpful. One-on-one pilates if possible also good. Remember get best alignment 1st, strengthen 2nd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scoliosis: Unless your curve is severe (50-70° or more), your pain is probably typical mechanical or muscular. Degenerative is certainly another source. Scoliosis patients are no more likely than those with straight spines to have pain. I would recommend pilates/piyo/yoga for core strength. If that fails, then potentially seeing a mckenzie certified pt would be best. This would require a doc's rx. ...Read more
Hi doctor, I,m 18 and have a scoliosis of 38 and 21 degree, my right scapula is severe and obvious. Is there any exercise to do without surgery?
I have mild cervical spine dextroconvex scoliosis.Can you recommend me correction exercises or a health site that provide explained exercises for this?
My mom is 68. Basically healthy except for severe back/leg pain. Has has MRI that shows stenosis. Has severe scoliosis curve.Recommend fusion?
Spinal Stenosis: 60% of patients respond to physical therapy, specifically traction. 30% respond to meds, including oral and injected steroids. 10% require surgery when pain is intractable and failed to respond to the other treatments. The severity of the stenosis can be predictive for the need for surgery. A pm&r doc or spine specialist should be able to determine if surgery is appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have severe scoliosis and neck problems. What types of scoliosis therapy should I avoid?
Depends: Usually exercise and physical therapy is the mainstay of dealing with issues from scoliosis. Sometimes depending on how much curve you have you might benefit from a brace as well. I would speak with a good musculoskeletal/spine physical medicine & rehabilitation doctor or even an orthopedic spine surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have severe scoliosis, arthritis, fibro & other health issues. I'm only 34 yrs old. I've gained 90 lbs in the last 4 yrs. No one knows why?! help!
Primary; specialist: Start with your primary care physician to make sure that you do not have a systemic condition (i.e. Hypothyroidism) that could be causing symptoms. Scoliosis is not painful by itself. Exercise is the best way to prevent progression of scoliolosis and to manage pain from arthritis/fibro. After you see your primary, see a physiatrist who can make recommendations re: your rehabiliation course. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A few ideas: Exercises designed to balance muscle tension.Osteopathic manipulation to optimize vertebral & neural function & muscle balance.Find a fixable cause: ex. short leg syndrome (can be improved by wearing a heel lift).Prolotherapy to strengthen ligaments/prevent further curving.Neuroprolotherapy to overstretched/inflamed nerves to quiet/stop pain.These are not easy, but are more than symptomatic care. ...Read more
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