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Causes Of Scoliosis
Many cause: Spine degeneration has many causes and most of which are really not well understood. Some people get degeneration earlier than others and no one really knows why. In actuality, if we live long enough everyone will eventually develop it. Genetics probably plays a role but we don't know which genes. How much you abuse your body over the years also likely adds to the wear and tear of the process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possible causes: Obesity is a factor in oa. In the spine smoking is a factor. There are structural factors - if you have bowed legs or knocked knees you have a higher risk of oa. Prior injury, especially if it involves a joint, is a factor. A malunion of a fracture could lead to oa. Overuse and microtrauma may be a factor. Inflammatory disease can lead to degenerative joint disease. And, of course, there are gene. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below.: Scoliosis (a curvature of the spine to the side) often begins around 10 years old;it’s 4-5 times more common in girls than boys. It usually causes no symptoms, but if severe, it can compress the lungs. Because it can continue to progress as long as the spine is growing, your doctor will recheck it regularly. If the curve gets to 20+ degrees, your doctor can recommend an orthopedist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lumbar radiculopathy: There are many treatments for lumbar radiculopathy like heat pads, accupuncture, chiropractic therapy, exercise, massage, medications, injections ... Please see a pain management doctor for evaluation. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Other than idiopathic reasons, what are the causes of structural scoliosis developing in your teenage years?
Several: Idiopathic is the most common cause. Others in no particular order are congenital defects like deformed vertebrae, Marfan's syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos (both connective tissue disorders) Infection of the spine and rarely tumors. Careful evaluation by a pediatric orthopaedist can usually sort them out. Thanks for Trusting HealthTap! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
See below: The normal curves in the spine are called lordosis and kyphosis. In the neck and low back, we typically have a lordosis and in the thoracic spine which is the middle part, we have a kyphosis. It is possible to have extremes of both lordosis and kyphosis which are not normal for example, women or men with severe osteoporosis may have an excessive kyphosis in the thoracic spine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: 1) sacroiliitis from seronegative spondyloarthropathy. See a rheumatologist 2) arthritis: a steroid injection into the lower joint by an interventional spine specialist. Radiofrequency ablation can cause much longer relief. 3) lax ligament or pelvic imbalances or uneven leg length. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some of the symptoms of hip arthritis due to congenital asymmetrical abnormalities in young adult athletes?
Pain to your hip: Would be the obvious one.Get a more detailed answer ›
Several: Normally when viewed from the back, the spine is straight. When the spine is curved greater than 10 degrees, it is called scoliosis. The other curves of the spine basically describe curvatures in other planes. For example, when viewed from the side, there is a normal range of curvatures that can be seen. A kyphotic deformity is an excessive curve in the sagittal plane. Thank you. ...Read more
Depends on the age: Different age groups will have a different set of common causes. A younger group will have chest pain more commonly due to musculoskeletal problems and psychogenic causes like anxiety attacks. Older patients can experience chest pain from angina and heart attacks. But there are dozens of causes of chest pain, so the whole picture of symptoms and exam findings has to be taken into account. ...Read more
Uncontrolled disease: Limb deformities occur in rheumatoid arthritis when inflammation has led to physical destruction of the joint so it can't move properly. This can lead to contracture (can't move it through full normal range of motion), joint dislocation if the integrity of the joint is compromised, or even collapsed. Rheumatoid arthritis is a serious and potentially deforming disease so it must be treated. ...Read more
Gibbus in child: Classically this is a child with a gibbus a bump and forward bend to spine most noticable if in thoracic spine it may have no sypmtoms very rare severe cases can develop late neurologic sequela ...Read more
Multifactorial.: Genetic, environmental, infectious, metabolic reasons or even developmental accidents can cause birth defects. Taking Folic Acid at 1-5 mg daily throughout your reproductive life could prevent 95% of neural tube defects and up to 75% of cardiac defects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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