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What other problems can scoliosis cause? Can scoliosis cause other problems or complications in the body? .

Varies: Mild to moderate cases of scoliosis usually do not cause problems. Progressive and secure causes can cause cardiac and respiratory compromise, severe pain, and abdominal symptoms as well. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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What causes infant scoliosis?

What causes infant scoliosis?

Variety: Could be congenital scoliosis (malformations of parts of the spine), resulting in abnormal growth. Alternatively, certain syndromes result in scoliosis in addition to other medical issues which need to be identified, worked up and treated. A variety of neuromuscular problems can also be associated. ...Read more

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What can cause moderate scoliosis in a 24 y/o? Was never diagnosed with it as a kid. My back hurts all the time, but not sure if related to scoliosis?

What can cause moderate scoliosis in a 24 y/o? Was never diagnosed with it as a kid. My back hurts all the time, but not sure if related to scoliosis?

Need more history: More history and exam are needed, including xray results. This question is best answered by your regular DR who has your full medical history and the advantage of the tests that have been done already. ...Read more

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Is my uneven pelvis a symptom or the cause of scoliosis?

Can be subtle: In many cases, the findings on a patient with even a large scoliosis curve can be subtle. This is in part why schools will screen for scoliosis. The most common findings are an asymmetry in the hips and pelvis, an elevation of one shoulder, and a rib hump, otherwise known as an asymmetric trunk rotation. An uneven pelvis can be a result of scoliosis or it can cause scoliosis as well. Thank you. ...Read more

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Hi, can rib hump caused by scoliosis reduce by doing yoga?

Hi, can rib hump caused by scoliosis reduce by doing yoga?

Unlikely: Yoga can be helpful but your deformity is related to how ribs and spine grew in a spiral when tight fascia restricted vertical growth in childhood. Myofascial release and inversion table may be helpful to reduce pain and perhaps deformity, but for more than a little correction, spine and rib bones will have to change shape. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com. ...Read more

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Can chiropractors help with back pain caused by scoliosis?

Can chiropractors help with back pain caused by scoliosis?

Chiropractor: Possible, many time the pain you've experienced is not due to the scoliosis especially if it is less than 15 degrees. Not a substitute for exercise but may be a wonderful adjunct. Many excellent chiropractors that can advise you on life long back maintenance. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of back pain caused from scoliosis?

What can I do to get rid of back pain caused from scoliosis?

Depends: It really depends on what the exact cause of your pain is. Scoliosis in and of itself, does always necessarily cause pain. But patients with scoliosis can definitely have pain secondary to a number of conditions, such as degenerative spinal stenosis for example. Medications, therapy, chiropractic care, interventional pain management are all specialties that try to get people better without surg. ...Read more

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Could a mild scoliosis cause uneven legs? How is this treated? Should a mild cause of scoliosis be treated if it is found in someone around their 20s?

Could a mild scoliosis cause uneven legs? How is this treated? Should a mild cause of scoliosis be treated if it is found in someone around their 20s?

Varies.: mild scoliosis in and of itself usually does not need treatment in and of itself. The relationship between leg lengths and scoliosis verses. A leg length discrepancy can cause a mild scoliosis. scoliosis does not cause one leg to be longer than itself; but because it can be associated with an obliquity of the pelvis, it can make one leg appear to be longer. consider being seen if concerned. ...Read more

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I have extreme back pain caused by scoliosis. Every doctor I have seen doesn't help me. What do I do?

Keep looking: I am sorry you are going through that. I guess you would need to continue your search until you are satisfied you have found someone to help. Sometimes a primary care doctor will know the reputations of the spine specialists in your area and steer you in the right direction. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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