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I ride horses, so it would be a better to wear a tampon. Which are the best kinds for a beginner?

1st tampon tips: When you first start using tampons you may find it easier to insert a “slim” tampon with a smooth plastic applicator that has a rounded tip. Recommend that you avoid super tampons with cardboard applicators when you first start. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Stretch & Massage: A daily stretching routine for you back and legs will help. You might see a licensed massage therapist. Massage will help get the current tension and knots out, then stretching will help keep you in shape. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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?

Your weight is okay: You weight and height are proportional. Your body mass index is 22.3 which is normal for your age. Keep up the exercise and eat a balanced diet. More about healthy eating: Choose My Plate https://www. Choosemyplate. Gov/ ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is horseback riding a bad idea if you have scoliosis?

Is horseback riding a bad idea if you have scoliosis?

No: You are only limited by discomfort. Riding itself won't change or effect anything in most cases. ...Read more

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Is it safe to ride horses while pregnant?

Is it safe to ride horses while pregnant?

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

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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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