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Can You Ride Horses With Scoliosis
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I ride horses so I get a good amount of exercise but what's a quick way to lose weight in a month?
Not lots: Depending on pace of your ride, can burn 175-550 calories per hour. Many other activities are more efficient, weight-bearing, and strength-building. For more info, see: http://thehorsepedia. Com/calories-burned-while-riding/. ...Read more
No: I would not recommended it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hi, I'm a 13 years old girl and weigh 138.5 Ibs and my height it 5'6. I don't exercise a lot but I ride horses three times a week and do excersize vid?
I have a lot of tightness and tension in my lower back and hips. Also a lot of little lumps or knots... I ride horses. Solutions?
Pinched nerve or pulled muscle? Lower left back has sharp pain not constant, doesn't hurt to lift things or ride horses just when I stand, sit bend
Nerve impingement: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain and burning pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more
Is a ten year old, who was born with a tethered spinal cord and had surgery at 6 months old, able to ride horses at a trot or faster?
Both, if he loves it: After a successful surgery of tethered spine, which I am assuming has been the case with regular follow ups with his surgeon for a few years, there is little risk of tethering again from daily or moderately strenuous sport activities including horse riding. Let him ride the way he loves it! ...Read more
I ride horses and dust gets kicked up in the air and I have the burst blood vessel in the corner of my left eye will the dust affect it?
No: You are only limited by discomfort. Riding itself won't change or effect anything in most cases. ...Read more
Ask your OB: As your OB knows you and your condition and if you do it needs to be slow as the bouncing could cause a potential problem and I assume u are a good rider because a fall would be potentially disasterous, sometimes you need to sacrifise a few things during pregnancy because the potential risk and consequences is not worth the pleasure and u have the rest of your life to ride after pregnancy. ...Read more
Is it really possible to break your hymen horseback riding? I only have a tiny amount of blood in my underwear after riding my horse could this be why
Sure: Yes that is possible. You could also just be having an irregular period since you are 16. ...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 more
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
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
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
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 more
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
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
Treatment 42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?
Yes: Most patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis should be able to ride roller coasters without a problem. Ensure that the seat belt and safety mechanisms fit comfortably. Patients with severe adult scoliosis may have "soft" bones due to osteoporosis. These patients are at higher risk of getting a compression fracture of the spine and thus should avoid roller coasters. ...Read more
Is it safe for me to ride roller coasters with scoliosis mine isn't to bad but my neck hurts? Is there any chance I could get paralyzed didn't hav s
Must ask Doctor: No one here, unfortunately, is going to give you permission to ride a roller coaster when we have not seen your films or know your medical history. This is a question for the doctor who cares for you. I wish you well. ...Read more
I fractured my neck ages ago as a kid, have scoliosis, and have psvt where my heart can randomly go 200bpm. Can I still go to 6flags and ride coasters?
Are you really:
TWENTY ONE YEARS OLD??????
You are too old to get your "kicks" riding coasters. HOWEVER...It is not harmful but EXPECT a rise in your heart rate!!!!!!!
All kidding aside. Sounds like you need to CONDITION your heart with EXERCISE!!!!! Fast walking/running are good "cardio-conditioning" exercises...Riding Coasters is NOT!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
I horse back ride. Suddenly in the past month I've noticed a pulling and achy feeling in my lower back while riding. Kinda where kidneys are. Ideas?
Back pain: You have back pain of some sort. Possibly a lumbar sprain with the strain of "up and down" horse-back riding. Your kidneys are more in the middle of your back as opposed to lower. Difficult to DX over the computer, see your dr. For an eval and if you notice a correlation to h-b riding and pain, hold off on the riding until you get the area looked at. Good luck. ...Read more
What to do if I have the common cold and I also have a horse show coming up, is it ok if I ride. I'm afraid I might get my pony sick. Will i?
Vet question: Here are three sites where you can get this answered: My Pet ED : http://www. Mypeted. Com/ * Just Answer On-line Vets at: http://www. Justanswer. Com/sip/veterinary * Ask a Vet: http://www. Banfield. Com/Pet-Owners/Pet-Health/Ask-a-Vet * Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: Once your your hip has had sufficient time to heal, usually three months, it is typically considered safe to resume horseback riding. If your left up was replaced, your technique to mount the saddle may need to to adjusted. Speak to your orthopaedic surgeon or physical therapist about any specific questions. ...Read more
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